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Also Known As: Thomas Hezikiah Mix Died: October 12, 1940
Born: January 6, 1880 Cause of Death: auto accident
Birth Place: Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, deputy sheriff, cowboy, Federal marshal

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Rodeo performer who became one of the leading cowboy stars and top personalities of the silent era, appearing in, directing and producing over 100 two-reelers for Selig Polyscope in the teens. Mix signed on with Fox in 1917 and gained wide popularity for his action-packed, stunt-filled features. He later toured with the Ringling Bros. Circus but returned to the screen in 1932 to make a string of sound Westerns for Universal.

Rodeo performer who became one of the leading cowboy stars and top personalities of the silent era, appearing in, directing and producing over 100 two-reelers for Selig Polyscope in the teens. Mix signed on with Fox in 1917 and gained wide popularity for his action-packed, stunt-filled features. He later toured with the Ringling Bros. Circus but returned to the screen in 1932 to make a string of sound Westerns for Universal.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

1.
  A Child of the Prairie (1925) Director
2.
  The Daredevil (1920) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 It's Showtime (1976) Himself
2.
3.
 Rustlers' Roundup (1933) Tom Lawson
4.
 Terror Trail (1933) Tom Munroe
5.
 My Pal the King (1932) Tom Reed
6.
 Rider of Death Valley (1932) Tom Rigby
7.
 Flaming Guns (1932) Tom Malone
8.
 The Fourth Horseman (1932) Tom Martin
9.
 The Texas Bad Man (1932) Tom Logan
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Notes

"There are two life stories of Tom Mix. The one sedulously propagated during his stardom had him behaving heroically in half-a-dozen wars, rounding up outlaws as a US Marshal, and chatting happily in four Indian languages, as befitted one whose great-grandfather had translated the Bible into Osage. The truth, established by a young relative, Paul Mix, is more prosaic. His war service was largely imaginary, and ended in desertion; he was, briefly, a deputy sheriff; and he really was a cowboy with The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, a Wild West show which sued him for horse-stealing. And this legendary Westerner was born, not in El Paso, as he said, but in rural Pennsylvania. But the poseur was still a great showman."--"The Illustrated Who's Who of the Cinema," edited by Ann Lloyd and Graham Fuller (1983)

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Olive Stokes Mix. Divorced; wrote biography of Mix, "The Fabulous Tom Mix".

Family close complete family listing

father:
E E Mix.
mother:
Elizabeth Smith.
daughter:
Ruth Mix. Actor.

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