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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 20, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 22a High Point Enterprise wednesday february 20,1974 Mui ions of dollars later Cameron Mitchell is bankrupt by Bob Thomas associated press writer los Angeles apr i had two choices a i could Swallow a handful of sleeping pills or i could declare myself bankrupt. My father was a minister and he did t believe in suicide. Neither do 1.1 chose actor Cameron Mitchell 55, was explaining Why he was in bankruptcy court for the second time in nine years. This month he declared he had debts of $2.4 million and two Bank accounts Worth $26. How could it happen Mitchell has been a Well known and working actor since 1945, when he landed a contract at Mem. He starred As Buck Cannon in a a High Chaparral on television at $6,500 a show the series earned him an estimated $750,000 in residuals. A the reasons Are the same As have happened to other actors Over the years a said Mitchell. A stupid bad investments. Parasites who live off you. Too much Trust in people who handle your Money. Most actors Are children really they have no sense when it comes to left unspoken were major reasons for his Money troubles two costly divorces. Mitchell was Here to face his financial crisis and to appear in a television movie. For Abc a the girl on the late late he now makes his Home in Darlington s.c., with his third wife the former Margaret Mozingo. Mitchell said he fell in love with her and the Southern Pace of living while making a film with Burt Lancaster in Florence s.c., last year. The actor said his current troubles Stem from a dispute with an italian producer Over an unfinished film Mitchell lived in Italy from 1959 to 1965 and made 40 films a a few of them have reached this country. Thank a a i know How italian producers he said. A they get an american actor in a nonunion picture and then try to finish it without paying All of his salary. A with two weeks to go. The producer owed me $40,000. He kept putting me off and my agent advised me to get the Money or quit. Then i was in a minor car Accident and i decided to walk off the picture. Now he s suing me for a million dollars. Faced with this and other possible Law suits Mitchell chose bankruptcy. A it was embarrassing to sit Down and fill out the Fortis for four hours with a stub of a Pencil along with others who were doing the same thing a he said. A it s also embarrassing to meet people and wonder a do they know a and if they do a what Are they thinking a i would much rather have people make jokes about it than remain besides his bankruptcy Mitchell said he has problems with the internal Revenue service. A they Tell me i earned As much As $400,000 last year a he said. A i honestly done to know. I said a you Tell me what i made and what i m supposed to do about in world War ii an isolated band of gurkhas surrounded by German fire held out for 12 Days in Italy. 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