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|Also Known As:||Edward Russell Hicks||Died:||June 1, 1957|
|Born:||June 4, 1895||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Baltimore, Maryland, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor assistant casting director|
Russell Hicks was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hicks started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Murder in the Clouds" (1934) with Lyle Talbot, the Kay Francis drama "Living on Velvet" (1934) and the Dick Powell dramedy "Happiness Ahead" (1934). He also appeared in the Barbara Stanwyck drama "The Woman in Red" (1935), "Cardinal Richelieu" (1935) and "$1,000 a Minute" (1935). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in the musical "The Big Broadcast of 1938" (1938) with W C Fields, "Little Miss Broadway" (1938) with Shirley Temple Black and "Hollywood Cavalcade" (1939) with Alice Faye. He also appeared in the Don Ameche dramatic musical "Swanee River" (1939). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the dramatic period piece "Tennessee Johnson" (1942) with Van Heflin, the John Payne drama "To the Shores of Tripoli" (1942) and the musical "King of the Cowboys" (1943) with Roy Rogers. He also appeared in the western "The Woman of the Town" (1943) with Claire Trevor and the comedy "Air Raid Wardens" (1943) with Stan Laurel. Hicks was most recently credited in "A Close Call For Boston Blackie" (1986). Hicks passed away in June 1957 at the age of 62.
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