Don Mitchell, a Co-Star on TV’s ‘Ironside,’ Dies

December 14th, 2013

Don Mitchell, an actor ideal recognized for taking part in Raymond Burr’s assistant on the NBC police drama “Ironside” in the sixties and ’70s, died on Sunday at his property in Encino, Calif.


Don Mitchell, still left, and Raymond Burr in “Ironside,” on NBC.

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His loss of life was verified by Joseph Babineaux, the publicist for a single of his daughters, the actress Julia Rate Mitchell.

“Ironside” starred Mr. Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a retired detective who utilised a wheelchair. Mr. Mitchell performed Mark Sanger, an ex-convict who became Ironside’s bodyguard and assistant. He remained with the present from its debut as a created-for-Tv set motion picture in 1967 until finally it went off the air eight seasons later along the way his character joined the police drive and became a decide.

Mr. Mitchell also appeared on shows like “I Aspiration of Jeannie,” “The Fugitive” and “The Virginian,” and with Pam Grier and William Marshall in the 1973 film “Scream Blacula, Scream.”

In accordance to most resources, Donald Michael Mitchell was born on March seventeen, 1943, in Houston. He researched acting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He reprised the role of Mark Sanger in his final credited performing part, in the Tv set movie “The Return of Ironside,” in 1993.

His marriages to the actress Judy Pace and to Emilie Blake Walker ended in divorce. In addition to Ms. Speed Mitchell, he is survived by yet another daughter, Shawn Meshelle Mitchell.

A remake of “Ironside,” starring Blair Underwood in the Raymond Burr position, appeared on NBC this slide with no a Mark Sanger. It was canceled right after a handful of episodes.

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