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Robert Mitchum’s Ashes Scattered At Sea

Thu., July 10, 1997, midnight

Robert Mitchum’s ashes were scattered at sea from the deck of a borrowed schooner, a family spokesman said Wednesday.

Mitchum’s request was carried out Sunday off the coast near his Montecito home, using a schooner donated for the occasion by longtime friend and “Davy Crockett’ actor Fess Parker, said family spokesman Jerry Roberts.

Mitchum, who starred in such film classics as “Out of the Past,” “The Night of the Hunter” and the original “Cape Fear,” was 79 when he died July 1 from complications of emphysema and lung cancer.

Those on board the schooner for the service included Mitchum’s wife, Dorothy; son, Christopher and daughter, Petrine.

Friends of Mitchum’s were also organizing a memorial service but details were pending, Roberts said.


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