Last “Gone With The Wind” Actor Dies

( The last living cast member of the classic 1939 film “Gone with the Wind” died last weekend at the age of 90.

Former child actor Mickey Kuhn, who played Beau Wilkes, the son of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes (Leslie Howard and Olivia de Haviland) when he was only 6 years old, became the film’s last living cast member after de Haviland passed away two years ago at the age of 104.

According to his wife Barbara, Mickey Kuhn passed away last Sunday in a hospice facility in Naples, Florida.

Other films featuring Kuhn include the 1945 film “Dick Tracy,” the 1948 western “Red River,” and the 1951 film “A Streetcar Named Desire,” where he once again appeared on screen with his former “Gone with the Wind” castmate Vivien Leigh.

Kuhn was also featured in the films “Magic Town,” “Broken Arrow,” “One Foot in Heaven,” “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” and “Scene of the Crime.”

After filming “Gone with the Wind,” Kuhn did not meet up with his on-screen mother Olivia de Haviland until her 90th birthday party in 2006. Kuhn said in an interview that after that birthday party, he made a point to call de Haviland on her birthday every year until she died.

In 1951, Kuhn enlisted in the US Navy where he remained for four years.

When he got out of the Navy, Kuhn made cameo appearances in the mid-1950s films “The Last Frontier” and “Away All Boats.”

He later took a break from his acting career and worked as an aircraft electrician, making his final on-screen appearances in 1957 when he guest-starred on three episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” on CBS.

He later worked in airport management with American Airlines until he retired in 1995.

In addition to his wife Barbara, Kuhn is survived by his son Mick, his daughter Patricia, and his granddaughter Samantha.