Mitchell Lewis

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Mitchell Lewis
Mitchell Lewis.jpg
Born (1880-06-26)June 26, 1880
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Died August 24, 1956(1956-08-24) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Occupation Actor
Years active 1914-1956
Spouse(s) Nan Frances Ryan
Rosabel Morrison
Nan Lewis

Mitchell Lewis (June 26, 1880 – August 24, 1956) was an American film actor whose career spanned both the silent and sound film eras. He appeared in more than 175 films between 1914 and 1956, although many of the roles in his later films were uncredited. During the silent era he played supporting roles, such as Sheihk Idrim in 1925's Ben Hur, but his career would have his roles diminish to small roles like the Captain of the Winkie Guards in The Wizard of Oz (uncredited). His last film was The Fastest Gun Alive, starring Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford, which was released shortly before Lewis' death in 1956.

Partial filmography[edit]

Code of the Yukon (1919)
Jacques of the Silver North, 1919

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Although uncredited in The Wizard of Oz, he had several significant lines towards the end of the film, including: "She's dead. You killed her." "Hail to Dorothy! The Wicked Witch is dead!" and, in response to Dorothy's request for the late witch's broomstick, "Please! And take it with you!". The other Winkie Guard actors were Harry Wilson, Ambrose Schindler (Jack Haley's Tin Man stunt double), and Italian-born actor Robert St. Angelo, and Phil Harron.[citation needed]

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