November 13th, 2013
by Marianne Rittner-Holmes
Cameron Mitchell was born in Pennsylvania on November 4th in 1918, the fourth of 7 children and the oldest son. In the photo, he is seen sitting on his mother’s lap, his father standing behind. Three older sisters are on the left. Just look at those famous curls!
Cameron, a multi-faceted entertainer, starred in hundreds of productions on radio, on Broadway, in films and television over his 49-year career. Before going to Hollywood, he even had his own radio show as a teenager in the York, PA, area, playing piano and singing, his sister joining him often.
After his service in World War II, Cam made his movie debut in “What’s Next, Corporal Hargrove” in 1945. Other movies followed both in the U.S. and in Europe until in 1967, he found himself cast as the colorful and highly-popular Buck Cannon, brother of Big John and uncle to his “blooded nephew,” Blue Boy. He worked up to the year of his death in 1994.
If you want to find out more about your beloved High Chaparral cast and characters, join us all at the High Chaparral Reunion in March. The memories you make will last a lifetime.