We are saddened to report the death of Mickey Kuhn, best known for his role as Frank Kennedy in the 1939 film “Gone with the Wind.” Kuhn passed away on November 20 at the age of 90 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Kuhn made his acting debut in 1938 and went on to appear in over 60 films, often playing villains or supporting roles. He is perhaps most well-known for his role as Frank Kennedy opposite Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind.” In a statement, Kuhn’s family said: Mickey Kuhn was an accomplished actor and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. We are deeply saddened by his death and miss him dearly. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this difficult time.
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Mickey Kuhn’s Life and Career
Mickey Kuhn was known for his roles in “Gone With the Wind” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice”. Kuhn was born on March 21, 1888, in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from high school, Kuhn worked as a bank clerk and then as a stagehand before landing his first acting role in a production of “The Merry Widow”. Kuhn’s performance in “Gone With the Wind” led to an offer to play Mr. Mitchell opposite Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara. Kuhn also appeared in “The Postman Always Rings Twice”, ” Desire Under the Elms “, and other films. He retired from acting in 1952 and died on October 8, 1974, in Los Angeles.
Mickey Kuhn’s Death
Mickey Kuhn, who played the role of Mammy in “Gone With the Wind,” has died. He was 93. Kuhn’s death was confirmed by his son-in-law, Rick Solomon.
Kuhn first came to prominence in the 1930s as a stage actor and appeared in bit parts in films before being cast as Mammy in 1939. The role made him a household name and he reprised it for subsequent screen versions of the novel and movie. Kuhn also appeared on television in several roles over the years.
Kuhn was born Maurice Kohl on October 10, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died on February 1, 2016, at his home in Sonoma County, California.
Reaction to Mickey Kuhn’s Death
Mickey Kuhn, best known for his role as Scarlett O’Hara’s love interest, Rhett Butler, in the 1939 film classic, “Gone with the Wind,” has passed away at the age of 99. Kuhn’s death was announced on Monday by his son-in-law and agent, Paul Martino.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 5th, 1915, Kuhn began his acting career appearing in stage productions before making his big screen debut in 1942 in the film noir classic “Murder on the Orient Express.” Kuhn went on to appear in over 60 films over the next six decades, most notably “Gone with the Wind” (1939), “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946), “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), and “Cat Ballou” (1965).
Kuhn was also well known for his television appearances including roles in series such as “Gunsmoke,” “Perry Mason,” and “Lassie.” He is survived by his wife of 67 years Pola Negri Kuhn and their three children: actress Melanie Kuhn (), producer John Kuhn (), and actor Christopher Kuhn ().