Mickey Kuhn, the last surviving actor from the 1939 iconic movie Gone with the Wind, has passed away at the age of 90.
Kuhn's death was confirmed by his wife who added that the actor died Nov. 20 in a hospice located in Florida. According to her, the Gone with the Wind star was in excellent health shortly before his death.
The actor played Beau Wilkes, the son of Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton (played by Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland), at the age of six in the movie based on Gone with the Wind novel by Margaret Mitchell.
Kuhn was born in 1932 in Illinois. He early started his career as a child actor starring in numerous movies during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He landed his first role at the age of two. That's how he got in the movie industry:
"Of course I don't remember this day, but my mother and I were in Sears-Roebuck on Santa Monica and Western when a lady stopped my mother and said that Fox Studio was looking for twin babies for a movie they were shooting," he said.
After Gone with the Wind which brought him popularity Kuhn starred in several dozen other films including Juarez (1939), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), Red River (1948), and Broken Arrow (1950). He ended his career as a film actor in 1956, making his final acting appearance on the TV show Alfred Hitchcock Presents that year.
The actor worked in the management of American Airlines from 1965 to 1995 until his retirement.
Mickey Kuhn is survived by his wife Barbara and their two children.
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