December 15th, 2014
Vintage Article, 1968
Cameron Mitchell, star of NBC-TV’s “The High Chaparral,” has found his acting career has taken some strange twists and turns. Recently he played his rough and tumble Uncle Buck Cannon on the Western series while ABC-TV ran “The Robe” in which Mitchell enacts the voice of Christ. If Mitchell ever decies to give up acting, the Detroit Tigers baseball team reportedly would be interested in him. Mitchell still has an unsigned contract from them to pitch.
Mark Slade, co-star in “The High Chaparral,” lost 25 pounds in three weeks on his high protein diet, shots and advice from a doctor. “You feel like you’re in prison,” he says. “You cannot find the things on a menu you’d like to eat…all menus read fat,” said Slade. “Acting is a party profession and you can’t keep away from the hors d’oeuvres. I’m a little short on will power so I picked a very expensive doctor to make sure I went through with it. Unfortunately it cost more than I expected – I need a whole new wardrobe!”
The Bay City Times, June 23, 1968