Hollywood Actor Is “Gone With The Wind”

Last Living Star Of “Gone With The Wind” Passes At 90

(PatriotWise.com) – The last surviving cast member of the 1939 classic film “Gone with the Wind” died last weekend at the age of 90.

Former child actor Mickey Kuhn, who played Beau Wilkes, the son of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and his wife Melanie (Olivia de Haviland) when he was only 6 years old, became the film’s last living cast member after de Haviland passed away in 2020 at the age of 104.

Kuhn’s wife Barbara confirmed her husband’s death to the Hollywood Reporter, saying he passed away last Sunday in a hospice facility in Naples, Florida.

Other films featuring Kuhn include the 1945 film “Dick Tracy,” the 1948 western “Red River,” and the 1951 film “A Streetcar Named Desire,” starring Marlon Brando and his former “Gone with the Wind” colleague Vivien Leigh.

Kuhn was also featured in the films “Magic Town,” “Broken Arrow,” “One Foot in Heaven,” “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” and “Scene of the Crime.”

In a 2014 interview in the Washington Post, Kuhn said he often looked back on his time working with the cast of “Gone with the Wind.” He recalled one scene in which he repeatedly got the line wrong, greeting Clark Gable’s character Rhett Butler by saying “Hello, Uncle Clark” instead of “Hello, Uncle Rhett.”

After filming “Gone with the Wind,” Kuhn didn’t see his on-screen mother Olivia de Haviland again until her 90th birthday party in 2006. After reconnecting with de Haviland, Kuhn told the Washington Post that he called her on her birthday every year after that until she died.

In 1951, Kuhn enlisted in the US Navy where he remained for four years.

When he got out of the Navy, Kuhn made cameo appearances in the mid-1950s films “The Last Frontier” and “Away All Boats.”

He later took a break from his acting career and worked as an aircraft electrician, making his final on-screen appearances in 1957 when he guest-starred on three episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” on CBS.

He later worked in airport management with American Airlines until he retired in 1995.

In addition to his wife Barbara, Kuhn is survived by his son Mick, his daughter Patricia, and his granddaughter Samantha.

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