Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell



William “Bill” Mitchell (1908-1988) was an American radio, television, and film actor. He was best known for his roles as Windy Miller in the 1940s radio series, "Prairie Home Companion", and as Charlie Davis in the 1950s television sitcom, "My Little Margie".

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 17, 1908, Mitchell was the son of a minister. He began acting on stage at the age of 10, and later attended the University of Missouri. After college, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in show business.

In the 1930s, Mitchell began his radio career. He appeared in a number of radio series, including "Burns and Allen", "Fibber McGee and Molly", and "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". He also voiced characters for several animated cartoon series, including "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons", and "Top Cat".

In the 1940s, Mitchell became well-known for his role as Windy Miller in "Prairie Home Companion". He also starred in several movies, including "The More the Merrier" (1943), "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (1944), and "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946).

In the 1950s, Mitchell starred in the television sitcom "My Little Margie". He played the role of Charlie Davis, Margie's father, for the show's entire five-year run. He also appeared in a number of other television series, including "Dragnet", "The Honeymooners", and "The Adventures of Superman".

Throughout his career, Mitchell received a number of awards and honors. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in "My Little Margie". He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1959.

Bill Mitchell passed away on April 15, 1988, at the age of 79. He was survived by his wife, two children, and two grandchildren. He is remembered for his many television and film roles, and for bringing laughter to audiences across the world.

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