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Rhea Mitchell

Highest Rated: 100% San Francisco (1936)

Lowest Rated: 80% State of the Union (1948)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1890

Birthplace: Not Available

Rhea Mitchell appeared no less than six times opposite early silent Western star William S. Hart; in five of the films -- beginning with On the Night Stage (1914) -- she was his leading lady, usually a saloon girl redeemed by love. In their last film together, The Money Corral (1919), Mitchell lost her taciturn leading man to the younger, blonder Jane Novak, a metaphor for a career that had been on the wane since the failure of the self-explanatory Sequel to the Diamond from the Sky (1916) -- an unmitigated fiasco for Mitchell and everyone concerned and, with only four chapters produced, the shortest serial in history. Rhea Mitchell continued in films through Danger Patrol (1928), but her roles grew gradually smaller. One of several former silent stars offered extra work by MGM's charitable Louis B. Mayer, she returned to the screen in the mid-'30s and appeared in scores of miniscule bit parts through the early '50s. In retirement, Mitchell managed an apartment building in Hollywood, which is where she was found brutally strangled on September 16, 1957. The killer proved to be a young drifter whom the devoutly religious woman had offered to help.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet It's a Big Country Schoolteacher 1951
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Maid 1951
No Score Yet Texas Carnival Dealer 1951
80% State of the Union Jenny 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Woman 1947
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Reporter 1946
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington Mrs. Humphrey 1944
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers Passenger 1936
100% San Francisco Earthquake Extra 1936
No Score Yet One Hour Late Stage Mother 1934
No Score Yet The Devil's Claim Virginia Crosby 1920
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Little Pal Actor 1918
No Score Yet On the Night Stage Belle Shields 1915
No Score Yet Tom Mix and Bill Hart Actor 1915


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