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Hollywood bad boy Robert Mitchum behind bars

Hollywood bad boy Robert Mitchum behind bars

Feb. 10, 1949: Actor Robert Mitchum, in his cell at the Wayside Honor Farm near Castaic, served out his 60-day sentence on a marijuana charge. Mitchum spent his days making cement blocks at the ranch (he joked to the Los Angeles Times that fellow prisoners voted him “Mr. Cement Block of 1949”), a far cry from Hollywood.

During his career, he appeared in more than 125 films, including “The Night of the Hunter” (1955) and “Cape Fear” (1962).¬† He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Story of G.I. Joe” (1945) and in 1992 was awarded the¬†Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.

1 Comment

  1. July 23, 2014, 12:52 pm

    Loved all his pictures , good to know , not all jail birds , are doomed.

    By: Maryhelen Espinosa

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