Another Talent Lost, American Actor Scoey Mitchell Passed Away
Unfortunately, we received the news that famous American actor, writer, and TV director Scoey Mitchell passed away on Saturday(19 March 2022) at the age of 92. He achieved fame by starring in 1970s shows and TV programs.
Scotty Mitchell was also an adroit stand-up comedian who performed in the popular sitcom version of Neil Simon‘s Barefoot in the Park. He also produced two well-known NBC TV series, Me and Mrs. C and 13 East, and starred as Richard Pryor’s father in the film Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling.
Famous jazz artist Billy Mitchell, Scotty’s brother, confirmed his death and on Facebook stated:
” He had a very successful and colorful career during the 70s and 80s as an actor, writer, and film director. He sacrificed much in the struggle to get blacks behind the camera, into production, and into positions that are taken for granted today. It’s important to remember those few that opened up the doors for so many!”
Before he acted in the American sitcom Barefoot in the Park. in 1970, he had earned fame and popularity by performing in many TV shows. Among them, we can mention The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Tonight Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and The Ed Sullivan Show.
There were also numerous television shows which he appeared including Match Game from 1974 to 1979, Super Password in 1988, The Joey Bishop Show 1968–69, Hollywood Squares in 1968, and Tattletales from 1974 to 1978 and from 1982 to 1984.
May he rest in peace.
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Scoey Mitchell’s Cause of Death
Scoey Mitchell’s passing has been a great shock to many walks of society including movie mads and film critics. Consequently, a lot of them are willing to gain more information about this beloved artist’s demise.
Scoey long suffered from disease and bravely battled this illness for a long time. According to his brother Billy Mitchell, Scoey Mitchell passed away of kidney failure at a long-term health care facility in Torrance, California.
Mike Barnes who is a journalist at Hollywood Reporter reacted to this heartbreaking news and on Twitter said:
“#RIP Scoey Mitchell; before he starred as Redford’s character on ABC’s ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ he was a stand-up. He talked about mowing his lawn when a white guy asked him how much he was getting paid. “I get to sleep with the lady inside,” he said”
Nonetheless, our team in US day News does not confirm any of the rumors which have spread out on the internet. However, we are trying our best in order to find the most reliable news and information about Scoey Mitchell’s passing and also to add additional updates on a daily basis.
Alongside the aforementioned facts, family privacy and social respect toward them are very crucial to us. We wish them peace and solace in such a difficult time. He will long be remembered in our hearts.
Also, many fans talked about Scoey Mitchell’s passing on many social pages and sent their condolences messages. One fan said:
“RIP Scotty Mitchell, who had a long showbiz career. In the mid-80 I was in his Beverly Hills mansion with Ray Combs. Scoey, in a satin robe, wrote Ray a check. His tiny dogs yapped while Scoey yelled “SHUT THE FUCK UP!” He was nice to me, though.”
more about his Early Life and Career
Mitchell was born on March 12, 1930, in Newburgh, New York. It is interesting to know that his real and legal name is different from what most people know him by. It should be spelled with three Ls, and no E.
He entered the film industry by playing in some American films. Among them, we can point out to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 and What’s It All About, World? which he performed in 1969.
During his career, he played alongside many Black actors in challenging roles which made him famous on Broadway. In 1967 he appeared in a film which was starred by white actors such as Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and this made a huge fuss in Hollywood.
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