Last Living Star Of ‘Gone With The Wind’ Dead At 90

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Mickey Kuhn, the last living star of the 1939 epic film “Gone With The Wind” died Sunday at the age of 90.

Barbara, the wife of the legendary actor, confirmed his death and revealed that Kuhn died in a hospice facility in Naples, Florida, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Barbara revealed that Kuhn was in excellent health until very recently. He was best known for his role as Beau Wilkes in “Gone With The Wind.”

Kuhn was a child star who spent his earliest days on movie sets, fully immersed in the culture of the entertainment world. He was only six years old when he starred in “Gone With The Wind.” He continued to forge a successful career as an actor that spanned well into his adulthood.

He starred in six films that were released in 1939, including “King of the Underworld,” “Juarez” and “When Tomorrow Comes,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kuhn’s movie credits also included “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (1945), “Magic Town” (1947), “Red River” (1948), “Broken Arrow” (1950) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), according to The Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: ‘Supernatural’ Actress Nicki Aycox Dead At 47)

Kuhn began active duty in the U.S. Navy in 1951, and worked as an aircraft electrician in the Navy for four years. After service, he returned to acting and appeared in “The Last Frontier,” “Away All Boats,” and starred in three 1957 episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” before announcing his retirement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kuhn is survived by his wife Barbara, who he married in 1985; his son, Mick; daughter Patricia and granddaughter Samantha.