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Apr 18, 2019

One of Hollywood's staple of child actors during the 30s and 40s, Mickey Kuhn appeared alongside many top Hollywood stars including John Wayne, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart and many more. Born in 1932, Mickey began to add to the family income at age 2 when, by chance, he was cast by Fox Studios for the movie “Change of Heart” (1934) starring the preeminent movie couple at the time, Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. In 1939, Mickey appeared as Crown Prince Augustin in  “Juarez” starring  Bette Davis and, most notably, as Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard’s son Beau in “Gone with the Wind.”

“One-Take Mickey” proved quite dependable and was actively involved in several prestigious pictures during the 1940s and 50s including “One Foot in Heaven” (1941), “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (1945), “Red River” (1948), “Broken Arrow” (1950) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951). After a four-year term of duty, he returned to films and TV in 1955 and attended L.A. Valley College and Cal State Northridge on his G.I. Bill and majored in Theater Arts.

As a young man, Mickey chose to leave the motion picture industry. He was hired by American Airlines in 1967 and subsequently served as a supervisor to flight attendants. He later became an administrative manager at a Boston airport and retired from the airlines in 1995. He received the Golden Boot Award for his work in westerns in 2005.

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