Glenn Mickens

born: 26 July 1930
Monterey Pk, Wilmar, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
died: 09 July 2019
Kapaa, Hawaii,
United States of America
(pneumonia, age 88)

American child actor.

From his LA Times obituary:".....Glenn pitched professionally for 15 years, including a short stint with the National League Champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953 and roomed with fellow Bruin Jackie Robinson while at Montreal and Brooklyn. He spent his last 5 seasons as an active player in the Japanese League."Mick" retried from coaching at UCLA in 1989 and has resided with his wife Ruth in Kapaa, Hawaii ever since. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, his son, Scott, and his daughter, Shaun." Ruth was his second wife, the first being Janet Curry (m.03 Mar 1956).

A "blurb" in the "Big Spring TX Daily Herald" 22 April 1952:
"If you saw the movie musical 'On Moonlight Bay' featuring Doris Day, you saw Glen Mickens, the Brooke (Army Medical Center) hurler, who pitched against the Broncs the other night. Mickens, a movie extra who played bit roles of soldiers in every war in which the US has fought before he ever became one, was in the ball-playing scene with Miss Day." Glenn spent 2 years in the US Army Medical Corps and was discharged in May of 1953.

*sources below has both copies of his Birth Certificate. One gives Monterey Pk. as city of birth and Wilmar as the registration district. The second copy has them reversed. In his 1950 pro-baseball "questionnaire" he states that he was born in "Wilmar", CA.
Real name: Glenn Roger Mickens
Films listed on this page: 1 film with Our Gang.



Time Our For Lessons
Boy at pep rally

Acknowledgements: (1930 July 26 bp Wilmar) (1930 Jul 26 bp Montery Pk.) (1940 Census LA.) (1950 questionnaire) (2011 interview) (2012 interview),_California (Wilmar, CA),_California#Notable_people (Monterey PK. CA) 2019 obituary
Jim Jarvis (research)

This page was last updated on: 17 July 2019