Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn Jr.

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn Jr. was born in Waukegan, Illinois back in 1932 to Theodore Sr., and Pearl.  He joined the Navy in 1951 working as an aircraft electrician. Prior to joining the Navy he was an active on-screen child star in movies.  He left the industry in 1956.  He worked for American Airlines from 1965-95 until his retirement.

He currently is living in Naples, Florida where he volunteers four hours per week at a local hospital.

What you may not know about Theodore as a child he acted in several films I hope you have heard of Red River, Broken Arrow, A tree Grows in Brooklyn and Gone With The Wind to name a few.  Following the death of Dame Olivia de Havilland, he is the last surviving member of Gone With The Wind.  He is also credited as the only actor to share screen time with Vivien Leigh in each of her Oscar-winning performances.

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Comments (19)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH
GRI

Good Morning, James,

Now I'm waiting for Barbara's photo of him because the name doesn't ring a bell. Thank you for all your interesting posts!

Mar 22, 2021 03:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... films that I've seen, but an actor whose name is not familiar to me. So nice to hear a story of a child actor who "survived" into a rational adulthood.

Mar 22, 2021 04:57 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I can't place him at all James so I too will look forward to seeing a photograph to jog my memory. Have a wonderful Monday.

Mar 22, 2021 05:04 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

As "Gone With the Wind" is a favorite, I probably saw him but do not recognize him!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 22, 2021 05:23 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James...

Mar 22, 2021 05:24 AM
James Dray

Morning Barbara.


Several people were waiting for this, thanks

Mar 22, 2021 05:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barbara. Why can't I place him! Barbara Todaro where in your photo? I will have to wait. Enjoy your day. And Barbara to the rescue as I am editing this!

Mar 22, 2021 05:25 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never heard of him but since my Mom was such a big fan of Gone with the Wind, she might know of him.

Mar 22, 2021 05:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that is really interesting.  I wouldn't know him otherwise but glad Barbara Todaro shared a picture.

Mar 22, 2021 05:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Mar 22, 2021 06:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - not a name I previously knew.  Thanks for telling his story.   

Mar 22, 2021 06:37 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James. Thank you once again for another great biography.

Mar 22, 2021 07:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James,

I have no idea who he was, and thank goodness Barbara Todaro shared his picture.  Happy Monday.  A

Mar 22, 2021 08:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm familiar with these films but the name of the actor is an unknown. No surprise, I'm far from an expert on the Hollywood scene.

Mar 22, 2021 10:10 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I've seen Gone with the Wind several times but even after seeing his face, I don't remember him. I'll have to watch the film again. 

Mar 22, 2021 10:21 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

Another piece of trivia.  The movie "Broken Arrow" had many scenes shot in Sedona which helped to make the red rocks famous.  There is a trail, and a neighborhood named after that area where many Hollywood movies were made.  

Mar 22, 2021 10:51 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Funny, when I watch Gone With the Wind I wonder if a movie like that could be made today?

Mar 22, 2021 11:37 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this story of Theodore Matthew Michael Kuhn Jr.  Not an actor I am familiar with either -even after Barbara shared his picture.

Mar 22, 2021 06:36 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for the introduction to Theodore Kuhn Jr. I had no idea that he had so many accomplishments James...

Mar 22, 2021 07:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Always love your historical triva supported by Barbara's photos:)Endre

Mar 22, 2021 10:58 PM

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