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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Author: Brian Mitchell; Harriette Cole; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell was born on October 31, 1957 in Seattle, Washington. Mitchell’s father taught radio code to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was an electrical engineer for the U.S. Navy. Mitchell lived briefly in Guam and the Philippines as a child before settling in San Diego where he trained as a performer and made his professional debut at age sixteen. He made his television debut in 1979  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Brian Mitchell; Brian Mitchell
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Mitchell; Harriette Cole; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519455
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Harriette Cole, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2016 November 29.
Description: 1 online resource (10 video files (4 hr., 55 min., 2 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

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Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell was born on October 31, 1957 in Seattle, Washington. Mitchell’s father taught radio code to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was an electrical engineer for the U.S. Navy. Mitchell lived briefly in Guam and the Philippines as a child before settling in San Diego where he trained as a performer and made his professional debut at age sixteen. He made his television debut in 1979 in Roots: The Next Generations. He was also a series regular for Trapper John, M.D. Mitchell’s Broadway debut came in 1988, and he received his first Tony nomination for playing Coalhouse Walker in Ragtime in 1998. He received Tony award nominations for leading roles in King Hedley II and Man of La Mancha, and won the Tony for playing Fred Graham in Kiss Me, Kate. Mitchell became chairman of the board for the Actors Fund of America in 2004.

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