Cameron Mitchell

Birth Name:
Cameron McDowell Mitzell
Birth Date:
November 4, 1918
Birth Place:
Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Death Date:
July 6, 1994
Place of Death:
Altata Drive, Pacific Palisades, California
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Cemetery Name:
Desert Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Burly, tough-guy leading man and character actor famous as the hard-drinking, hardworking Buck Cannon on the TV series "High Chaparral." Mitchell began acting on Broadway in the late 1930s before signing a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and appearing in such films as Cass Timberlane (1945) and Homecoming (1948). After playing many character roles and occasional leads in B action films and Westerns, Mitchell began to make some headway after playing Happy, one of Willy Loman's (Fredric March) sons in a film adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1951). A breakthrough into big-budget, big-star films came when he was one of the three male consorts paired up with Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953). Prominent leads--as in "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955), opposite Doris Day and James Cagney--continued for a number of years. Throughout the 1960s, he appeared in spaghetti Westerns and Italian films―including several collaborations with director Mario Bava―then on U.S. television. From the mid-1970s through the 1980s, he appeared in numerous exploitation and horror films and television shows including The Toolbox Murders, Slaughter and The Tomb.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Desert Memorial Park

31-705 Da Vall Drive

Cathedral City, California, 92262


North America


Map of Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California
Map of Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California

Grave Location:

Section A23, Plot 83

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery park on the east side of Section A, near the A23 tree. Follow the row just to the right of the tree and you will find the actor 12 memorials into Section A.

Grave Location GPS

33.821319182939334, -116.44266251474619



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