Thomas Mitchell

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Birthday
11, 1892
Birthplace
Elizabeth, NJ
Death Date
Dec 17, 1962 (70)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1892
Birthplace
Elizabeth, NJ
Death Date
Dec 17, 1962 (70)

About

Notable as the first actor to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award, his most notable film roles include Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, Doc Boone in Stagecoach, and Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life. His Academy Award win was for Stagecoach, his Emmy for The Doctor, and his Tony for the musical Hazel Flagg.

Before Fame

He was an actor in Charles Coburn's Shakespeare Company and landed Broadway roles to begin his acting career.

Trivia

He earned two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for his work in television and one for his work in film.

Family Life

He was born into an Irish family of journalists and civic leaders with both his brother and father being newspaper reporters.

Associated With

His nephew James P. Mitchell served as Dwight Eisenhower's Secretary of Labor.