Grant Mitchell Biography

Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: You would think stage and film veteran Grant Mitchell was born to play stern authoritarians; his father after all was General John Grant Mitchell. But Mitchell would actually be better known for his portrayals of harangued husbands, bemused dads and bilious executives in 30s and 40s films. Born in Columbus, Ohio and a Yale post graduate at Harvard Law, Mitchell gave up his law practice to become an actor and made his stage debut at age 27. He appeared in many leads on Broadway in such plays as "It Pays to Advertise," "The Champion," "The Whole Town's Talking" and "The Baby Cyclone," the last of which was specially written for him by George M. Cohan (see "Other Works"). Mitchell's screen career officially got off the ground with the advent of sound, though he did show up in a couple of silents. The beefy, balding actor appeared primarily in "B" films, and actually had a rare lead in the totally forgotten Father Is a Prince (1940). From time to time, however, he enjoyed being a part of "A" quality classic films such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Laura (1944) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Unmarried, he died at age 82 in 1957.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Conflict 1945 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
No Man of Her Own 1932 Drama, Romance
Central Airport 1933 Drama
Heroes for Sale 1933 Drama
Wild Boys of the Road 1933 Adventure, Drama
Dancing Lady 1933 Musical, Comedy, Romance
Convention City 1933 Comedy
Dinner at Eight Ed Loomis 1934 Comedy, Drama
Gold Diggers of 1935 Comedy, Musical
The Devil is a Sissy 1936 Comedy, Drama
The Life of Emile Zola Georges Clemenceau 1937 Drama
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 0
Mr Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Drama
Edison, the Man 1940 0
Tobacco Road 1941 Comedy, Drama
The Man Who Came to Dinner Mr. Ernest Stanley 1942 0
My Sister Eileen 1942 Comedy
Laura 1944 0, Game Show, Biography
Arsenic and Old Lace Reverend Harper 1944 0, Comedy
Step Lively 1945 Musical
Bring on the girls 1945 Musical
Crime, Inc. 1945 Action, Crime, Drama
Conflict 1945 Thriller
And Now Tomorrow 1945 Drama
Who Killed Doc Robbin 1948 Comedy, Horror, Romance
Limbus Student 2013 Thriller
Ghost in the Pages Daniel 2014