Saturday, January 23, 2010

James Mitchell, R. I. P.

Actor and Dancer James Mitchell Dead at 89 2010/01/23: "Actor and dancer James Mitchell who most notably played tycoon Palmer Cortlandt on the daytime soap opera 'All My Children' for more than 30 years has passed away at the age of 89.

While TV audiences will most likely associate Mitchell with his role on 'All My Children', Mitchell was also a professional dancer who danced in film musicals and acted in a slew of Broadway and regional productions. Mitchell's performing career began with the American Ballet Theatre. Mitchell had a long-standing collaboration with renowned choreographer Agnes de Mille working with her as dancer and assistant choreographer in various film and stage productions, including the Broadway productions of 'Bloomer Girl', 'Brigadoon' (for which he won the Theatre World Award), 'Paint your Wagon', 'Come Summer', and perhaps most notably in the 1955 film 'Oklahoma' where Mitchell starred as Dream Curly."

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Wow - I had no idea. I loked him up on Wikipedia and he had a very impressive career.

    Jeff

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  2. I had no idea, either. Judy, who's watched that soap for most of her life, also had no idea.

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  3. He was also was in the movie "Stars in My Crown" as the town doctor.

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