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Robert Mitchum Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Death, Spouse

Robert Mitchum Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth August 6, 1917
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death July 1, 1997

Robert Mitchum was an American actor, singer, writer, voice actor, and producer known for his antihero roles and film noir appearances. Regarded by many as one of the finest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood, his film credits include The Story of G.I. JoeThe Night of the HunterThe Friends of Eddie CoyleThirty Seconds Over TokyoRiver of No ReturnRyan’s Daughter, Cape Fear, and El Dorado.

Born Name

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum

Nick Name


Robert Mitchum as seen in 1949
Robert Mitchum as seen in 1949 (J. Fred Henry Publications / Screenland / Public Domain)


He was born on August 6, 1917.


On July 1, 1997, Robert Mitchum died from complications of lung cancer and emphysema at the age of 79 in Santa Barbara, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States





Robert Mitchum attended Haaren High School located in Midtown Manhattan, New York but was eventually expelled.


Actor, Singer, Writer, Voice Actor, Producer


  • Father – James Thomas Mitchum (A shipyard and railroad worker) (Crushed to death in a railyard accident in Charleston, South Carolina in February 1919; 1886-1919)
  • Mother – Ann Harriet Gunderson (Linotype operator for the Bridgeport Post) (1894-1990)
  • Siblings – Julie Mitchum (b. Annette Mitchum) (July 23, 1914 – February 21, 2003) (Older Sister) (Actor), John Mitchum (September 6, 1919 – November 29, 2001) (Younger Brother) (Actor, Musician), Carol Morris (Younger Maternal Half-Sister)
  • Others – Thomas Dupree/Dupre “Duke”/Dukes Mitchum (Paternal Grandfather), Ida Elizabeth Barfield (Paternal Grandmother), Gustavus/Gustav Adophus/Adolph/Adolf/Olav Gunderson/Gundersen (Maternal Grandfather), Petrine Marie Schulerud (Maternal Grandmother), Lieutenant Hugh “The Major” Cunningham Morris (Stepfather) (A former Royal Naval Reserve officer), Price Mitchum (Grandson) (Actor), Carrie Mitchum (Granddaughter) (Actor, Producer), Bentley Mitchum (Grandson) (Actor, Writer, Director), Kian (Grandson) (Model)





Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $10 Million.



Robert Mitchum pictured at home reading with his two sons, James Mitchum (Left) and Christopher Mitchum (Right) in 1946
Robert Mitchum pictured at home reading with his two sons, James Mitchum (Left) and Christopher Mitchum (Right) in 1946 (Dell Publications / Modern Screen / Public Domain)


6 ft or 183 cm


77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Robert Mitchum had dated –

  1. Joan Rivers
  2. Maila Nurmi – He once dated Finnish actor Maila Nurmi.
  3. Anita Ekberg
  4. Lucille Ball – RUMOR
  5. Dorothy Spence (1940-1997) – He got married to Dorothy Spence in the year 1940 and they had 3 children – two sons named James Mitchum (b. May 8, 1941) and Christopher Mitchum (b. October 16, 1943) and a daughter named Petrine Day Mitchum (b. March 3, 1954). The duo remained married until his death in 1997.
  6. Jane Greer (1946) – It was RUMORed that he had an affair with Jane Greer in October 1946. They also worked together in Out of the Past (1947).
  7. Lila Leeds (1948)
  8. Ava Gardner (1949) – Robert Mitchum and Ava Gardner had a fling in October 1949. They co-starred in the 1951 historical film noir My Forbidden Past.
  9. Jean Simmons (1952)
  10. Marilyn Monroe (1953) – RUMOR
  11. Gloria Pall (1954)
  12. Shelley Winters (1954) – He hooked up with actor Shelley Winters in August 1954 and they co-starred in The Night of the Hunter (1955).
  13. Deborah Kerr (1956)
  14. Shirley MacLaine (1962-1964) – He was romantically involved with actor, author, and former dancer Shirley MacLaine from 1962 to 1964. They also worked together in the films Two for the Seesaw (1962) and What a Way to Go! (1964).
  15. Sarah Miles (1970)

Race / Ethnicity


Robert Mitchum was of English, Scottish, Irish, and remote Welsh descent on his father’s side and had Norwegian roots on his maternal side.

Hair Color

Light Brown (Natural)

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Hazel (as per his license)

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled chin
  • Deep, commanding, yet lively voice
  • Known for almost never rehearsing his lines

Brand Endorsements

Robert Mitchum did voiceover work for TV commercials for –

  • Oppenheimer Funds (1996-97)
  • Beef Council (1990s)


He was born into a Methodist family.

Robert Mitchum as seen with Jane Russell in 'His Kind of Woman' (1951)
Robert Mitchum as seen with Jane Russell in ‘His Kind of Woman’ (1951) (RKO / eBay / Public Domain)

Robert Mitchum Favorite Things

  • Film Role – Playing Reverend Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Co-star – Deborah Kerr


Robert Mitchum Facts

  1. He played Lt./Capt. Bill Walker in the 1945 war film The Story of G.I. Joe and this performance got him nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.
  2. In 1984, Robert Mitchum received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  3. He received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1992.
  4. He was friends with actor Richard Egan.
  5. Robert Mitchum was a Republican.

Featured Image by J. Fred Henry Publications / Screenland / Public Domain

Did we miss anyone?


  1. He was 170-180 pounds. More than 165 pounds. In his later life he was 170-180 pounds. But at age 33 he was 200 pounds. He was definitely more than 70-75 kg. He had to be 175 pounds at the most in his later years.


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