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Also Known As: Ernest Carlton Brimmer Died: September 20, 1949
Born: July 18, 1893 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The 13th Hour (1947) Steve Reynolds
2.
 The Secret of the Whistler (1946) Ralph Harrison
3.
 Mysterious Intruder (1946) Don Gale
4.
 The Power of the Whistler (1945) William Everest
5.
 Voice of the Whistler (1945) John Sinclair, also known as John Carter
6.
 The Whistler (1944) Earl Conrad
7.
 The Mark of the Whistler (1944) Lee Selfredge Nugent
8.
 Eyes of the Underworld (1943) [Chief] Richard Bryan
9.
 The Kansan (1943) John Bonniwell
10.
 Top Man (1943) Tom Warren
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1919:
First role on Broadway in "The Hawk"
1921:
Film acting debut

Education

Northwestern University: -
University of Minnesota: -

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wife:
Winifred Coe. Married 1931; divorced in 1933.
wife:
Virginia Webster. Married from 1934 until his death.

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daughter:
Martha Dix. Born on January 20, 1933; mother, Winifred Coe.
son:
Robert Dix. Actor. Twin of Richard; born on May 8, 1935; mother, Virginia Webster.
son:
Richard Dix. Twin of Robert; born on May 8, 1935; died on August 31, 1953 at age 18; mother, Virginia Webster.
daughter:
Sara Sue Dix. Adopted with Virginia Webster.
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Richard Dix (July 18, 1893 – September 20, 1949) was an American motion picture actor who achieved popularity in both silent and sound film. His standard on-screen image was that of the rugged and stalward hero. Born Ernest Carlton Brimmer in St. Paul, Minnesota, he had studied to be a surgeon but took most of the leading roles while studying drama in school. He moved to Hollywood, where he began a career in Western movies. One of the few actors to successfully bridge the transition from silent films to talkies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Yancey Cravat in Cimarron, in 1931. Around this time Dix was seen in another RKO adventure, The Lost Squadron. Dix later starred in The Great Jasper and Blind Alibi in the late 1930s. Dix's popular RKO Radio Pictures co-star in Blind Alibi was Ace the Wonder Dog. Dix's human co-stars in that film were Whitney Bourne, Eduardo Ciannelli, and the film was directed by Lew Landers. In the 1940s he starred in The Whistler, the first of a series of eight "Whistler" films for Columbia Pictures. He retired from acting after making the second to last movie in the Whistler series, The Thirteenth Hour. He died two years later in 1949 of a heart attack and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. He was survived by his three children from his two marriages. Dix has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1610 Vine Street.

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