MILLARD MITCHELL (1903- 1953) was born in Cuba of American parents. His early death at 50 from cancer robbed us of a fine character actor.
He made less than 30 films .
Millard did a lot of radio work and was a Broadway performer from 1925 to 1948.
I remember Millard Mitchell for 5 films – he’s a major in the military in A FOREIGN AFFAIR : a major- general in 12 O’CLOCK HIGH : a faithful friend to JAMES STEWART in WINCHESTER 73: a grizzly old prospector in NAKED SPUR: and of course the Hollywood producer in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.
He also had good roles as the sheriff in THE GUNFIGHTER and as a trucker in THIEVES HIGHWAY.