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Final Resting Place of Cameron Mitchell.
4th.November 1918 - 7th.July 1994.
Located in section A row 23
Cause of Death - Lung Cancer.
Cameron Mitchell was a well-loved American film, television and Broadway star
and considered by Lee Strasberg, to be one of the founding members of The Actor's Studio in New York City.
Born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania to Rev. Charles and Kathryn Mitzell, Mitchell's film career began with minor roles in films dating back to 1945, but he quickly rose to young leading man status opposite such stars as Doris Day and James Cagney in "Love Me Or Leave Me", Lana Turner and Spencer Tracey in "Cass Timberlaine", and Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons in "Desiree".
Some of his best-known films included the 1951 adaptation of Death of a Salesman (he originated the role of Happy on Broadway), the 1953 comedy How to Marry a Millionaire (with Marilyn Monroe), and 1956's film version of Carousel.
It was on TV where Mitchell made the greatest impact during the latter part of his career, and he is best remembered for starring as Uncle Buck in the 1960s western series, The High Chaparral.
Between WWI and WWII, during his years as a young actor in Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne's National Theater Company, Ms. Fontanne suggested that Cameron's surname sounded "a bit too much like the Hun" and insisted he change it to "Mitchell".
In 1940, Mitchell married Johanna Mendel, the daughter of self-made Canadian business tycoon Fred Mendel. The Mendel family was based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where Mr. Mendel founded Intercontinental Packers, a major family-owned meat packing operation. Although Cameron and Johanna divorced in 1960, Cameron maintained close ties to his adopted second home. His daughter with Johanna, Camille Mitchell, is considered one of Canada's top actresses. Another son, Cameron Mitchell Jr., is a Toronto-based actor. Yet another son, Fred Mitchell, was President of Intercontinental Packers for many years working alongside his mother, Johanna Mitchell who was Chairwoman of the Board. Today the company is known as Mitchell's Gourmet Foods and still operates out of Saskatoon, now owned by Maple Leaf Foods. Cameron's children from his second marriage - Jake, Jono and Kate Mitchell-live in Los Angeles, California.
After an extraordinary career in radio, film and television, Cameron Mitchell died of lung cancer, aged 75, on July 6, 1994, in Pacific Palisades, California.