Character actor, Grant Mitchell, was born on Jun 17, 1874 in Columbus, OH.
Mitchell's Top rated movies at Classic Movie Hub are: Arsenic and Old Lace, Hell's Kitchen, The Gay Sisters, Colonel Effingham's Raid, Guest Wife, Edison, the Man, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Laura, The Grapes of Wrath and Footsteps in the Dark.
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Mitchell died at the age of 82 on May 1, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA .
Grant Mitchell (June 17, 1874 - May 1, 1957) was an American stage actor on Broadway and character actor in B films of the 1930s and 1940s. He appeared on Broadway from 1902 to 1939 and appeared in more than 125 films between 1930 and 1948.
Mitchell was born John Grant Mitchell, Jr. in Columbus, Ohio, the only son of American Civil War general John G. Mitchell. Like his father, he became an attorney, graduating from the Harvard Law School. However by his mid-to-late 20s, he tired of his legal practice and turned a long term dream into a reality by becoming an actor on Broadway. He played lead roles in plays such as It Pays to Advertise, The Whole Town's Talking, The Champion, and The Baby Cyclone.
In film he initially made an appearance in 1916 and one or two other silents amidst his extensive theatre work but Mitchell's screen career really took off with the advent of sound. Most of his appearances were in B films of the 1930s and 1940s, but he made many notable appearances in high profile films such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944).Read article at Wikipedia
Mr. James Smith: Wha... ? Where'd this come from?
Edward 'Eddie' Smith: Oh, I sold my car. I was tired of it anyway. You know me - have a thing a little while... get sort of fed up with it.
[Opening the refrigerator]
Edward 'Eddie' Smith: I guess I'm like my cousin Hugo.
[Turning and looking at his father]
Edward 'Eddie' Smith: Hey, you're not sore at me, are you, Pop?
Mr. James Smith: [Gettig up and walking toward Eddie] No matter what you ever do, Edward, you'll never make me feel as proud of you as I have this minute.
--Grant Mitchell (as Mr. James Smith) in Wild Boys of the Road Bingo: You can slap me around all you want, but Joey here can't be missing any meals, can't you see he's sick?
Hiram Krispan: If Joey weren't a bad boy he'd get better quicker.
--Grant Mitchell (as Hiram Krispan) in Hell's Kitchenread more quotes from Grant Mitchell...