Mickey Kuhn

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Mickey Kuhn
Born Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn, Jr.
(1932-09-21) September 21, 1932 (age 82)
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1934-1957
Spouse(s) Barbara Traci (1984-present)

Mickey Kuhn (born September 21, 1932) an American former actor of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Born Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn, Jr. in Waukegan, Illinois of German descent, he started as a child actor in the 1930s and appeared opposite Conrad Nagel and Leslie Howard, amongst others. His first fame came in playing the role of Beau Wilkes (Ashley's and Melanie's son) in Gone with the Wind (1939). He later went on to appear in Juarez (1939) opposite Bette Davis, as the adoptive son of John Wayne in Red River, and in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), in which he was reunited with Vivien Leigh a dozen years after they first worked together in Gone with the Wind. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Kuhn played a sailor who directs Blanche to the correct streetcar which will take her to her sister's neighborhood at the beginning of the film. He is the only actor to share screen time with Leigh in each of her Oscar-winning performances

Kuhn left film business in 1957 and later worked for American Airlines and the Boston airport in administrative positions until his retirement. He now visits regularly film festivals dealing with his old films. Kuhn is one of the last two surviving credited cast members from Gone with the Wind, and the sole surviving male actor. Olivia de Havilland (born July 1, 1916), who played Melanie Hamilton (and who, incidentally, played his mother), is the other surviving performer.

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