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Cameron Mitchell

Biography

Hollywood main character from the ’40s and ’50s who appeared within an array of movies including Love Me personally or Leave Me personally and Désirée. He also starred as Buck in The Large Chaparral. After soaring a bomber in WWII, he started functioning on Broadway, crossing to Hollywood with little roles in THESE WERE Expendable and additional movies. He began another profession with Mario Bava’s Italian horror and thriller movies, Blood and Dark Ribbons and Erik the Conqueror. He was created in Dallastown, Pa to Rev. Charles and Kathryn Mitzel. One of is own best-known tasks was reverse Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 humor, How exactly to Marry a Millionaire.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cameron Mitchell
Date Of Birth February 15, 1990
Died July 7, 1994, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Colleyville, TX
Height 1.8 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Northwestern University
Nationality American
Spouse Margaret Brock Johnson Mozingo, Lissa Mitchell, Johanna Mitchell
Children Camille Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell, Jr., Charles Mitchell, Fred Mitchell, Jake Mitchell, Kate Mitchell, Jono Mitchell
Parents Kathryn Mitzel, Charles Mitzel
Awards Special Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, Gotham Open Palm Award, Obie Award for Special Citations, Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical, Obie Award for Performance, Sundance Film Festival Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic, Lambda Literary Award for Drama
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Satellite Award for Best Director, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, British Independent Film Award for Best Foreign Independent Film - English Language
Movies How to Marry a Millionaire, Blood and Black Lace, The Tall Men, Love Me or Leave Me, Hombre, They Were Expendable, The Toolbox Murders, Carousel, All Mine to Give, Ride in the Whirlwind, Garden of Evil, Buck and the Preacher, The Robe, Command Decision, My Favorite Year, Erik the Conqueror, Flight to Mars, Raw Force, Deadly Prey, The Last of the Vikings, The Swarm, The Klansman, Knives of the Avenger, Death of a Salesman, Minnesota Clay, Supersonic Man, Without Warning, The Mighty McGurk, Cass Timberlane, No Down Payment, Caesar the Conqueror, Nightmare in Wax, Space Mutiny, Attack of the Normans, The Silent Scream, Killpoint, Kill Squad, The Rebel Rousers, Viva Knievel!, Terror in Beverly Hills, From a Whisper to a Scream, The Black Duke, Night Train to Terror, Tension at Table Rock, Inside the Mafia, The Bastard, Prince Jack, Pier 5, Havana, Three Came to Kill, The Guns and the Fury, The Unstoppable Man
TV Shows The High Chaparral, The Hanged Man, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Glee Project, Dream West, Testimony of Two Men, The Beachcomber, Gruen Playhouse, The Gambler II
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Due to anti-German sentiment he often claimed to be of Dutch descent.
2Played the captain of the "Goliath" in The Deep (1977), but his scenes were deleted.
3Grandfather of actress Jinjara Mitchell.
4Once did a pilot with Henry Darrow, before he worked with him on The High Chaparral (1967).
5Was the fourth of seven children.
6Grandfather of Charles Joseph Mitchell.
7Attended the Theater School of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
8When he was a senior in high school his father wanted him to be a minister, but he decided to become an actor instead.
9Reconciled with Camille Janclaire, just before his death.
10His 3 children had followed in his father's footsteps - they all became actors.
11Before he was a successful actor, he worked alongside another young unfamiliar actor, Gregory Peck, as a page at Radio City in New York City.
12Began his career as a contract player for MGM in 1945.
13His son Fred's company, Mitchell Gourmet Foods, still operates out of Saskatoon, Canada, but is now owned by Maple Leaf Foods.
14While attending Greenwood High School, he pitched for his baseball team well enough to attract offers from several major-league teams.
15Served as a bombardier in the US Army Air Force during World War II.
16Interred at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.
17Survived by 5 of six children, and 5 grandchildren.
18Was a heavy smoker.
19His son, Fred Mitchell, passed away in 1998, just 4 years after the death of his father.
20All of his children were raised in Canada.
21His father, Charles Mitzel, died in 1975, he lived to be 77.
22His parents, Charles & Kathryn Mitzell, were both ministers of the Reformed Lutheran Church.
23Was the only The High Chaparral (1967) cast member to have appeared in more movies than series star Leif Erickson.
24Prior to being cast in The High Chaparral (1967) he also appeared in an episode of Bonanza (1959); both series were produced by his good friend David Dortort.
25Despite his divorce from Camille Janclaire, he maintained close ties to Canada.
26Among the jobs he held before becoming an actor were dishwasher and theater usher.
27Remained good friends with Henry Darrow and Mark Slade, during and after The High Chaparral (1967).
28Created the role of Happy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway, and also played the role in the film version (Death of a Salesman (1951)).
29Starred in his first movie when he was age 26.
30His son, Fred Mitchell, served as president of Intercontinental Packers, alongside Fred's mother and Cameron's first ex-wife, Johanna Mitchell, who served as Chairwoman of the Board in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
31Was producer David Dortort's first choice for the co-lead role, opposite Leif Erickson, in The High Chaparral (1967).
32Before he was cast in producer David Dortort's The High Chaparral (1967), he had appeared in a short-lived TV series that had also been produced by Dortort.
33When he came to New York, he had the thick Pennsylvania Dutch accent.
34His ex-The High Chaparral (1967) co-star, Henry Darrow, had a lot in common with Mitchell: both were very popular in high school, both began acting at an early age and both made a lot of westerns on their way to becoming stars.
35He had 12 hobbies: poker, golfing, family, animals, reading the Bible, fishing, traveling, playing basketball, soccer, philosophy, car racing and cooking.
36Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Uncle Buck Cannon on The High Chaparral (1967).
37Changed his name from Mitzell to Mitchell, because Lynn Fontane realized his real name sounded "a little bit too much like the Hun".
38Of Scottish, German and Irish descent.
39The Pennsylvania town in which he grew up, Millerstown, is near the state capital of Harrisburg.
40Graduated from Greenwood High School in Millerstown, Pennsylvania, in 1936.
41Was originally assigned to star in Seven Cities of Gold (1955).
42Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994).
43Uncredited, he provided the voice of Jesus Christ in The Robe (1953), although another actor played the character.
44Father of actor Cameron Mitchell Jr., who also goes by the name Cameron Mitchell, Jr.
45Father of Chip Mitchell and Camille Mitchell.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El tesoro de Makuba1967Coogan
Island of the Doomed1967Baron von Weser
In the Shadow of the Eagles1966Tribune Marcus Ventidius
Daniel Boone1966TV SeriesJames Dorsey / George Rogers Clark
Ride in the Whirlwind1966Vern
Knives of the Avenger1966Rurik / Helmut
Court Martial1966TV SeriesGeneral Purdy
Minnesota Clay1964Minnesota Clay
The Last Gun1964Bill / Jim Hart
Einer Frisst den anderen1964Lylle Corbett
Blood and Black Lace1964Max Marian
Girl from La Mancha1963El Renegado
The Black Duke1963Cesare Borgia
The Beachcomber1962TV SeriesJohn Lackland / Narrator
Attack of the Normans1962Wilfred, Duke of Saxony
Caesar the Conqueror1962Julius Caesar
Erik the Conqueror1961Eron
The Unstoppable Man1961James Kennedy
The Last of the Vikings1961Harald
Death Valley Days1960TV SeriesPete Kitchen
Three Came to Kill1960Marty Brill
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1960TV SeriesGino Rospond
Bonanza1960TV SeriesFrederick Kyle
Goodyear Theatre1960TV SeriesLarry Morris
Zane Grey Theater1958-1959TV SeriesJim Goad / Charlie Patch / Dr. Alan McMurdo
The Untouchables1959TV SeriesJohnny Paycheck
As the Sea Rages1959Psarathanas
Pier 5, Havana1959Steve Daggett
Inside the Mafia1959Tony Ledo
Face of Fire1959Ned Trescott
Wagon Train1959TV SeriesDuke Le May
The David Niven Show1959TV SeriesHal Shattuck
Pursuit1958TV SeriesCop
Colt .451958TV SeriesDr. Alan McMurdo
Kraft Theatre1958TV SeriesJoe
The United States Steel Hour1956-1958TV SeriesDon Bromley / Captain Dan Murrell
Studio One in Hollywood1956-1958TV SeriesJames Waterson / Johnny August
No Down Payment1957Troy Boone
Escapade in Japan1957Dick Saunders
Climax!1956-1957TV SeriesSan
Monkey on My Back1957Barney Ross
All Mine to Give1957Robert Eunson
Tension at Table Rock1956Sheriff Fred Miller
Carousel1956Jigger Craigin
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955TV SeriesRobert Cosick
The View from Pompey's Head1955Michael "Mickey" / "Mico" Higgins
The Tall Men1955Clint Allison
House of Bamboo1955Griff
Love Me or Leave Me1955Johnny Alderman
Strange Lady in Town1955Lt. David Garth
Désirée1954Joseph Bonaparte
Garden of Evil1954Luke Daly
Gorilla at Large1954Joey Matthews
Hell and High Water1954'Ski' Brodski
How to Marry a Millionaire1953Tom Brookman
The Robe1953Jesus Christ (voice, uncredited)
Powder River1953Mitch Hardin
Man on a Tightrope1953Joe Vosdek
Pony Soldier1952Konah
This Is the Life1952TV Series
Les Miserables1952Marius
Campbell Summer Soundstage1952TV Series
The Sellout1952Randy Stauton
The Outcasts of Poker Flat1952Ryker
Okinawa1952'Grip' McCleary
Japanese War Bride1952Art Sterling
Death of a Salesman1951Happy Loman
Man in the Saddle1951George Vird
Flight to Mars1951Steve Abbott
Gruen Guild Theater1951TV SeriesSurgeon
Smuggler's Gold1951Mike Sloan
Stars Over Hollywood1951TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948TV SeriesPvt. Dowey
Command Decision1948Lieutenant Ansel Goldberg
Adventures of Gallant Bess1948Ted Daniels
Leather Gloves1948Dave Collins
Homecoming1948'Monk' Monkevickz
Tenth Avenue Angel1948Narrator-Visitor to Tenth Avenue (uncredited)
Cass Timberlane1947Eino Roskinen
High Barbaree1947Lt. Joe Moore
The Mighty McGurk1947Johnny Burden
A Letter for Evie1946Joe, Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
They Were Expendable1945Ens. George Cross
What Next, Corporal Hargrove?1945Joe Lupot
The Hidden Eye1945Electrician (scenes deleted)
The Last Installment1945ShortClyde Peeler
The Other Side of the Wind2016Matt Zimmer
Jack-O1995Dr. Cadaver
Biography1995TV Series documentaryActor 'Desiree'
Demon Cop1990
Crossing the Line1990Sheriff Williams
Return to Justice1990Wayne
Easy Kill1989Eddie
No Justice1989Mayor Johnson
Memorial Valley Massacre1989Allen Sangster
Terror in Beverly Hills1989Capt. Stills
Action U.S.A.1989Frankie Navarro
Rage to Kill1988Sergeant Bill Miller
Trapped Alive1988John Adams
Mama's Boy1988TV SeriesMatt
Space Mutiny1988Alex Jansen
Mutant War1988VideoReinhart Rex
Terror Night1987Det. Sanders
Code Name Vengeance1987Dutch
Matlock1987TV SeriesLane Lockletter
Deadly Prey1987Jaimy's Father
Hollywood Cop1987Capt. Bonano
From a Whisper to a Scream1987Sgt. Gallen
Nightforce1987VideoSen. Adam Hansen
Hateman1987Steve
The Messenger1986Police Capt. Carter
Mission Kill1986Harry
The Tomb1986Dr. Howard Phillips
Dream West1986TV Mini-SeriesCmmdre. Robert Stockton
Low Blow1986Yarakunda
Simon & Simon1986TV SeriesBen Coffield
Shadow Chasers1986TV SeriesEdwin Greaves
Night Train to Terror1985The Lieutenant (segment "The Case of Claire Hansen")
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesDr. Aaron Kramer
Go for the Gold1984Phillip Pritchard
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesBronc Munson
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesDuke
Prince Jack1984Gen. Edwin Walker
Hardcastle and McCormick1984TV SeriesMayor Broadmore
Killpoint1984Joe Marks
Knight Rider1984TV SeriesBernie Mitchell
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues1983TV MovieCol. Greeley
Dixie Ray Hollywood Star1983The Lieutenant
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1982TV SeriesBen Shepherd
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesBarney Jenks
Blood Link1982Bud Waldo
My Favorite Year1982Karl Rojeck
Raw Force1982Capt. Harry Dodds
Kill Squad1982Dutch
The Guns and the Fury1981Jack Piper
Frankenstein Island1981Clay Jayson
Fantasy Island1978-1981TV SeriesSheriff Matt / Eddie Collins / Sgt. Broylan / ...
Texas Lightning1981Karl Stover
Magnum, P.I.1981TV SeriesCaptain Charles Cathcart, USN Retired
The Incredible Hulk1981TV SeriesEddie Cain
The Perfect Woman1981TV MovieMordo
Captive1980
Cataclysm1980Lt. Sterne
The Last Reunion1980Sam Hacker
Charlie's Angels1979-1980TV SeriesTom Grainger / Frank Desmond
The Littlest Hobo1980TV SeriesCarl
Without Warning1980Hunter
Turnover Smith1980TV MovieColonel Simmons
Vega$1978-1980TV SeriesZinberg / Willie 'Sparrow' Salter
Mrs. Columbo1980TV Series
Wild Times1980TV Mini-SeriesHarry Dreier
OHMS1980TV MovieWilbur
The Silent Scream1979Lt. Sandy McGiver
Matt and Jenny1979TV SeriesBellini
Supersonic Man1979Dr. Gulik (as Cameron Mitchel)
Hanging by a Thread1979TV MovieLawton
Hawaii Five-O1974-1979TV SeriesTom Riordan / Bowman
The Hughes Mystery1979
Screamers1979Decker (US version)
The Demon1979Col. Bill Carson
The Scalp Merchant1978TV Movie
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesAssurabi
Sword of Justice1978TV SeriesRadick
Flying High1978TV SeriesPeter
Project U.F.O.1978TV SeriesDonald Worth
The Swarm1978General Thompson
Texas Detour1978John Hunter
The Bastard1978TV MovieCapt. Plummer
The Toolbox Murders1978Vance Kingsley
How the West Was Won1976-1978TV SeriesCoulee John Brinkerhoff
Slavers1978Da Silva
Black Beauty1978TV Mini-SeriesHenry Gordon
Lucan1978TV SeriesTilford Ames
Quincy M.E.1977TV SeriesDan Granger
Police Story1973-1977TV SeriesTaggart / Arnie Holcombe
The Hostage Heart1977TV MovieArnold Stade
Haunts1977Carl
Viva Knievel!1977Barton
Testimony of Two Men1977TV Mini-SeriesJeremiah Hadley
Hunter1977TV SeriesTurnbull
Flood1976TV MovieSam Adams
The Quest1976TV SeriesMarshal Horne
Spencer's Pilots1976TV SeriesSteve Raker
Enforcer from Death Row1976
The Quest1976TV MovieShadrack Peltzer
Bronk1976TV SeriesMankowski
Swiss Family Robinson1975-1976TV SeriesJeremiah Worth
Political Asylum1975MacPherson
The Swiss Family Robinson1975Jeremiah Worth
S.W.A.T.1975TV SeriesBo Pritchard
Cannon1975TV SeriesCapt. Peter DeAlba
Movin' On1975TV SeriesCasey's Father
Amy Prentiss1974TV SeriesSatin Charlie
Nakia1974TV Series
Klansman1974Butt Cutt Cates
Petrocelli1974TV SeriesSheriff Bates
Gunsmoke1974TV SeriesChauncey Demon
Medical Center1974TV SeriesTom Kravitz / Jennings
Ironside1972-1974TV SeriesKincaid / Fred Graham / Ken Klaven
Death in Space1974TV Movie
The Girl on the Late, Late Show1974TV MovieNorman Wilder
The Hanged Man1974TV MovieLew Halleck
The Midnight Man1974Quartz
Hitchhike!1974TV MovieHadley
Kodiak1974TV Series
The Magician1973TV SeriesCanfield
Hawkins1973TV SeriesJake Parkins
Medusa1973Angelo
The Big Game1973Bruno Carstens
Escape1973TV SeriesSergeant Nordlaw
Search1973TV SeriesChief of Police Walter F. Garrett
The Stranger1973TV MovieGeorge Benedict
Jigsaw1973TV Series
Assignment: Vienna1973TV SeriesCharley Stokes
Mission: Impossible1973TV SeriesMatthew Drake
Night Gallery1972TV SeriesPete Tuttle / Michael J. Saunders (segment "Green Fingers")
McMillan & Wife1972TV SeriesHarry Hastings
Slaughter1972A.W. Price
Buck and the Preacher1972Deshay
The Rookies1972TV SeriesSniper
The Delphi Bureau1972TV SeriesStokely
Alias Smith and Jones1972TV SeriesWyatt Earp
Cutter1972TV MovieRiggs
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1972TV SeriesMike McGraw
The F.B.I.1971TV SeriesJohn Norcross
McCloud1971TV SeriesRobert Develin
The Reluctant Heroes1971TV MovieSgt. Marion Bryce
Cade's County1971TV SeriesJohn Gray Wolf
Thief1971TV MovieCharles Herrod
Mod Squad1971TV SeriesKarl Milligan
Eye for an Eye1971Huck
The High Chaparral1967-1971TV SeriesBuck Cannon
The Killers1971Col. Stewart
The Andersonville Trial1970TV MovieGeneral Wallace
The Rebel Rousers1970Paul Collier
Nightmare in Wax1969Vincent Renard
The Dream of Hamish Mose1969Captain Eli
Autopsia de un fantasma1968Prof. Moléculo Pulido
Premiere1968TV SeriesStan Marchek
Massacre in the Black Forest1967Consul Aulus Sessina
Hombre1967Braden

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The High Chaparral1968TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carousel1956performer: "This Was a Real Nice Clambake" 1945, "Stonecutters Cut It On Stone" 1945 - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dream of Hamish Mose1969

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dream of Hamish Mose1969

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Working with Orson Welles1993Video documentaryHimself
Sinister Image1987TV SeriesHimself
Terror on Tape1983DocumentaryVideo Store Clerk
The Alan Hamel Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Death: The Ultimate Mystery1975DocumentaryNarrator
The Movie Game1972TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
Late Night Line-Up1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to Oldfield: Making from a Whisper to a Scream2015Video documentaryHimself
De la B a la Z2011TV SeriesDr. Gulik
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us2005TV Movie documentarySteve Abbott (uncredited)
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller2002TV Movie documentaryGriff (uncredited)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryActor 'How to Marry a Millionaire' (uncredited)
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
The Poetry Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHimself
That's Action1990Video documentaryDutch / Miller (uncredited)
Cult People1989Video documentaryHimself
Charlie's Angels1981TV SeriesFrank Desmond
Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti1977DocumentaryWilfred, Duke of Saxony (as C. Mitchell)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney1974TV Special documentaryActor 'Love Me or Leave Me'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970BambiBambi AwardsTV Series InternationalThe High Chaparral (1967)· Leif Erickson
· Linda Cristal
· Mark Slade
· Henry Darrow
1957BambiBambi AwardsBest Actor - InternationalMonkey on My Back (1957)


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#Quote
1[when asked if The High Chaparral (1967) was a "dirty" western] . . . NBC complained about [the dirt] at first . . . well, you ride for two hours in that stuff around Tucson and try not to look dirty. I'm that kind of a guy, anyway. I spill more things in real life than most people.
2[While playing Buck Cannon, he discussed the bad grammar his character Buck was using] These cowhands, most of them were illiterate and when you showed them a watch they weren't too sure whether it was the big hand or the little one that told the hour.
3[about his passion for golf] I've played the game for years. My real problem is that I'm a compulsive club buyer. I've got a real collection. In fact, I've got more than 100 clubs in my hotel room right now. You think I don't catch the devil from my wife, having those things scattered all over the place?
4I don't like gore pictures, I won't see them. I make them, but I don't have to look at them.
5[In 1994] That was from the play "Liliom" by Ferenc Molnar. Originally Frank Sinatra was supposed to play the lead part in that, and we were all on location in Boothbay Harbor, Maine--beautiful place. Frank and I had left California on a Thursday, and on Sunday Frank quit. But we had prerecorded all of his songs, including a duet with me! It was a comedy number and we had a long sustained note, and I was nervous about it because I'm no singer, and I had heard that Frank only did things one time.
6[In 1969] They are not used to this sun. They are so keen to see us that they forget. They're not even dressed properly. Every weekend during the summer season there's an average of 25 people who collapse as they watch.
7[Of his role on The High Chaparral (1967)] Here in Hollywood it's another Bonanza (1959), but just alone out there in the desert, you have a feeling you're doing something that really happened to somebody 100 years ago.
8I ride Prince, an 11-year-old bay. He's a smart horse--smart enough to occasionally get impatient with all the fooling around required when filming. He can steal a scene, too. I'll be doing dialogue and he'll come up and nibble my sleeve or rub his head.
9[about the popularity of his character, the 50-something Buck Cannon, on The High Chaparral (1967)] You should see the letters I get. A mother asked me for some pictures of Buck which she's going to mount against a background of other western stuff and give to her son for his graduation gift. I got a 47-page letter from a 65-year-old gal in Pittsburgh who thinks I'm the greatest thing on her TV set. These things move me. When a person believes something, you've got to take him seriously.
10[about making westerns] I guess Gallant Bess (1946) was my first western. The horse in that film was remarkable. She knew a couple hundred verbal commands.
11I must admit that I rather enjoyed the laughter.
12[In 1968] I was almost mobbed when I went into the black compound. All those lousy movies I made in Europe were the only ones those poor people could afford to see. I was a big star to them.
13[In 1970, about his golf game] I was playing badly and when I asked my partner for help in selecting a club for that par-three, he cracked, "The way you're hitting it, you might as well use a putter". I retorted that I could get it at least hole high with a putter and he said he'd give me $50 if I could.
14[about why he doesn't bet on golf games, though he is an inveterate gambler] I like to bet the dogs, but I enjoy golf too much to spoil it with gambling.
15[About his taste in movies] Many years ago I liked every picture--and today, I don't like any!
16[Of his globe-trotting lifestyle] I feel like Willy Loman, because I'm always packing my suitcases. I don't think anybody's traveled more than I have.
17[In 1975] Still, I like to act, because I don't like myself very much, and acting is an escape.
18[In 1974] I have only $26 in two bank accounts despite receiving $200,000 in movie residuals during the last two years.
19What people forget is that a professional actor works hard at his job; even when a vehicle is terrible an actor can be good, though the public may not give him credit.
20[In 1973, after he married a widow] I love her very much. She's a real Southern belle, so much so that she reminds me of Scarlett O'Hara. I'm very much in love with her.
21[In 1961] I have to live too. 40% for her [his ex-wife], 10% to an agent, 5% to a manager and on and on. It all comes to about 128%.
22[upon being released from jail for not paying his alimony on time] This comes like a shot out of the blue. I don't know if she wants to slowly kill me, you know, privately and professionally, I just don't know; but I'm not bitter.
23[1958, when replacing an ill actor in the York Little Theater's production of "Inherit the Wind"] It's a great part, just right for my father, but not for me.
24I like to play things for real, and we Americans kid ourselves a lot about other people. I was in Europe for 10 years making movies, many of them behind the Iron Curtain, and those people over there are miserable, but the Commie leaders told them it's because of Yankee imperialism. If we'd pull out of Vietnam right now, that argument would collapse and the Commies with it. I wish just one of our presidential candidates had the sense to see that.
25All the men in our family as far back as I cam remember were ministers. We had a corner on the market. It just figured that I would follow along.

#Trademark
1Calm, reasonable voice.
2Thick Pennsylvanian Dutch accent.
3Appeared primarily in horror or thriller movies.

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