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Mitzi Green

Mitzi Green, also known as Mitze Green, was born Elizabeth Keno in The Bronx on October 22, 1920. At age 3, she began appearing in her parents' vaudeville act. In the early 1930s, she starred in several popular films with Paramount Pictures, including Tom Sawyer (1930) and Huckleberry Finn (1931). She became known as "Little Mitzi," and she was the first child star to sign for a multi-picture contract with Paramount. Green had a natural talent for comedy and mimicry, and audiences were impressed by her uncanny imitations of Greta Garbo and George Arliss. She was also a gifted singer, performing two songs in Girl Crazy (1932). But her career as "Little Mitzi" would not last. Green matured quickly, and at age 14 she was cast in an adult role in Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934), which marked the end of her career as a child star. Green left Hollywood and spent the next several years performing on Broadway and in night clubs. She starred in the original Broadway production of Rogers' and Hart's Babes in Arms, where she introduced the classic song "My Funny Valentine." During this time she appeared in only one film, Santa Fe Trail (1940), in which she had a bit part. Green's career as an adult star in Hollywood began in 1952, when she re-emerged on screen in Lost in Alaska (1952), opposite Abbott and Costello. She also appeared in Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) and the sitcom So This Is Hollywood (1955), in which she played a perceptive stunt woman. After many years of retirement, Green died of cancer on May 24, 1969, in Huntington Beach, California. She was 48. She is buried in Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California.

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Oct 22, 1920
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Marriage Playground 1929-12-12
Latest Project:
Movie Bloodhounds of Broadway 1952-11-14
Known For
Poster of Lost in Alaska
Poster of Skippy
Poster of The Santa Fe Trail

Mitzi Green Movies Filmography

Bloodhounds of Broadway
'52nd Tessie' Sammis 1952-11-14
Lost in Alaska
Rosette 1952-01-01
Santa Fe Trail
Girl at Wedding (uncredited) 1940-12-20
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
Mitzi 1934-11-02
Little Orphan Annie
Annie 1932-11-04
Girl Crazy
Tessie Deegan 1932-03-25
Finn and Hattie
Mildred Haddock 1931-02-28
Eloise 1931-04-25
Dude Ranch
Alice Merridew 1931-05-15
Screen Snapshots (Series 10, No. 8)
Herself 1931-06-01
Huckleberry Finn
Becky Thatcher 1931-08-07
Tom Sawyer
Becky Thatcher 1930-12-18
The Santa Fe Trail
Emily 1930-09-27
Love Among the Millionaires
Penelope 'Penny' Whipple 1930-07-06
Paramount on Parade
Herself 1930-04-22
Doris 1930-03-29
The Marriage Playground
Zinnie Wheater 1929-12-12