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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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