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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: Cast ... actor
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Richard Dix was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Richard Dix began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Dangerous Curve Ahead" (1921), the Boardman Eleanor drama "Souls For Sale" (1923) and "The Ten Commandments" (1923). He also appeared in "The Vanishing American" (1925), "The Quarterback" (1926) and "Shanghai Bound" (1927). Richard Dix was nominated for an Actor Academy Award for "Cimarron" in 1931. He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in "The Lost Squadron" (1932), "The Great Jasper" (1933) and "Ace of Aces" (1933). He also appeared in "No Marriage Ties" (1933). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Man of Conquest" (1939), "Twelve Crowded Hours" (1939) and "Cherokee Strip" (1940). He also appeared in "The Round-Up" (1941) and "American Empire" (1942). Richard Dix was most recently credited in "The Trial of Standing Bear" (PBS, 1988-89). Richard Dix was married to Virginia Webster and had four children. Richard Dix passed away in September 1949 at the age of 56.

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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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