Last Gone With The Wind star Mickey Kuhn dies aged 90

When Mickey Kuhn was accepted for a role in "Gone with the Wind" at the age of six, the young talent became part of the great film legend.

Last Gone With The Wind star Mickey Kuhn dies aged 90

When Mickey Kuhn was accepted for a role in "Gone with the Wind" at the age of six, the young talent became part of the great film legend. The role of Beau, the son of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes, brought the child star worldwide fame in 1939. Mickey Kuhn died at the age of 90 as the last actor in the legendary film classic.

Mickey Kuhn's acting career started early. The boy from Illinois was already in front of the camera at the age of two. A role in the film "Change of Heart" opened the gates of Hollywood to the son of a German family. Mickey Kuhn became a popular child star in the 1930s and 1940s. He starred alongside John Wayne (1907-1979) in "Red River" (1948) and was in the film "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) with Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) and Marlon Brando (1924-2004) .

As a teenager, further film offers failed to materialize and he gave up acting. From then on, Mickey Kuhn earned his money with various jobs, for years he worked at the airport. On November 20, Mickey Kuhn died at the age of 90 in a Florida hospice. The Hollywood star has been married twice and has two children.

"Honestly, my love, I don't care!" is just a famous quote from the classic "Gone with the Wind". The literary adaptation was ranked number four on the "100 Greatest American Movies of All Time" and received a record 13 Oscar nominations, eight Oscars and two honorary Oscars in 1940. With Mickey Kuhn, the last actor of the cult film has now left the world. Clark Gable, in the role of Rhett Butler, died of a heart attack in 1960 at the age of 59, Vivian Leigh, known as Scarlett O'Hara, was only 53 years old and died of tuberculosis in 1967. Melanie Wilkes, Beau's mother, who was played by film icon Olivia de Havilland, turned 104 in 2020. Leslie Howard, who played Ashley Wilkes' father, died in a plane crash in 1943 at the age of 50.

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