Robert Mitchum
Biographical Information
Born August 6th, 1917
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died July 1st, 1997
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Productions The Human Comedy as Quentin "Horse" Gilford
Til the End of Time as William Tabeshaw
Pursued as Jeb
River of No Return as Matt Calder
The Night of the Hunter as Harry Powell
The Sundowners as Paddy Carmody
Young Billy Young as Deputy Ben Kane
Jake Spanner, Private Eye as Jake Spanner
Recordings Calypso... is like so
Vocal Type Baritone

Robert Mitchum was an American actor.


Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mitchum first began to act with the Players Guild of Long Beach and worked as a writer before becoming a screen actor with a number of early roles in westerns. He soon appeared in The Story of G.I. Joe, gaining an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and would make a number of ventures into film noir before playing two of his most popular roles, Reverend Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter and Max Cady in Cape Fear.

Though known for playing sinister characters, Mitchum received plaudits for his sympathetic role in Ryan's Daughter, and the hard-bitten detective Philip Marlowe in Farewell, My Lovely. Towards the end of his career, Mitchum continued to be succesful, but mostly focused on television work. He passed away in 1997.


Mitchum sang a number of times during his screen career, and in addition had a number successful album releases. He generally sang brief snippets of songs, though he also performed some duets, such as "Streets of Laredo" in Pursued and "Botany Bay" in The Sundowners with Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov and Glynis Johns.

Mitchum released two albums, Calypso... is like so and That Man Robert Mitchum... Sings, and the music he performed in these albums were used in several films even after his death.


The Human Comedy (1943)Edit

  • The Last Round-Up (Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along)

Til the End of Time (1946)Edit

  • (I Got Spurs) Jingle Jangle Jingle (solo)

Pursued (1947)Edit

  • Danny Boy (duet)
  • Streets of Laredo (solo)

River of No Return (1954)Edit

  • River of No Return (solo)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)Edit

  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (solo)

The Sundowners (1960)Edit

  • The Wild Colonial Boy (solo)
  • Moreton Bay (solo)
  • Botany Bay

Young Billy Young (1969)Edit

  • Young Billy Young (solo)

Jake Spanner, Private Eye (1989)Edit

  • Dance in the Old Fashioned Way (solo)


Calypso... is like so (1957)Edit

  • Jean And Dinah (solo)
  • From A Logical Point Of View (solo)
  • Not Me (solo)
  • What Is This Generation Coming To? (solo)
  • Tic, Tic, Tic (solo)
  • Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (solo)
  • I Learn A Merengue, Mama (solo)
  • Take Me Down To Lover's Row (solo)
  • Mama, Looka Boo Boo (solo)
  • Coconut Water (solo)
  • Matilda, Matilda (solo)
  • They Dance All Night (solo)

That Man Robert Mitchum... Sings (1967)Edit

  • You Deserve Each Other (solo)
  • Walker's Woods (solo)
  • Wheels (solo)
  • In My Place (solo)
  • Ballad of Thunder Road (solo)
  • That Man Right There (solo)
  • Little Ole Wine Drinker Me (solo)
  • Ricardo's Mountain (solo)
  • Sunny (solo)
  • Little White Lies (solo)
  • Whippoorwill (solo)
  • Gotta Travel On (solo)
  • My Honey's Lovin' Arms (solo)
  • From a Logical Point of View (solo)
  • Matilda (solo)
  • They Dance All Night (solo)