Tom Mix


Actor
Tom Mix

About

Also Known As
Thomas Hezikiah Mix
Birth Place
Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
January 06, 1880
Died
October 12, 1940
Cause of Death
Auto Accident

Biography

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 s...

Family & Companions

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

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)

Biography

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.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

A Child of the Prairie (1925)
Director
The Daredevil (1920)
Director
Twisted Trails (1916)
Director
The Man From Texas (1915)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

It's Showtime (1976)
Himself
The Miracle Rider (1935)
Terror Trail (1933)
Tom Munroe
Rustlers' Roundup (1933)
Tom Lawson
Rider of Death Valley (1932)
Tom Rigby
Flaming Guns (1932)
Tom Malone
The Fourth Horseman (1932)
Tom Martin
The Texas Bad Man (1932)
Tom Logan
Hidden Gold (1932)
Tom
Destry Rides Again (1932)
Tom Destry
My Pal the King (1932)
Tom Reed
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932)
Outlawed (1929)
Tom Manning
The Drifter (1929)
Tom McCall
The Big Diamond Robbery (1929)
Tom Markham
A Horseman of the Plains (1928)
Tom Swift
Daredevil's Reward (1928)
Tom Hardy
Painted Post (1928)
Tom Blake
Hello Cheyenne (1928)
Tom Remington
Son of the Golden West (1928)
Tom Hardy
King Cowboy (1928)
Tex Rogers
The Circus Ace (1927)
Tom Terry
The Arizona Wildcat (1927)
Tom Phelan
The Last Trail (1927)
Tom Dane
The Broncho Twister (1927)
Tom Mason
Outlaws of Red River (1927)
Tom Morley
Tumbling River (1927)
Tom Gier
Silver Valley (1927)
Tom Tracey
The Canyon of Light (1926)
Tom Mills
No Man's Gold (1926)
Tom Stone
Hard Boiled (1926)
Tom Bouden [or Jeff Boyden]
Tony Runs Wild (1926)
Tom Trent
The Yankee SeƱor (1926)
Paul Wharton
The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
Tom Gordon
My Own Pal (1926)
The Best Bad Man (1925)
Hugh Nichols
Dick Turpin (1925)
Dick Turpin
A Child of the Prairie (1925)
Square Deal Tom
Law and the Outlaw (1925)
The Everlasting Whisper (1925)
Mark King
The Rainbow Trail (1925)
John Shefford
Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)
Jim Lassiter
The Lucky Horseshoe (1925)
Tom Foster
The Last of the Duanes (1924)
Buck Duane
The Heart Buster (1924)
Tod Walton
Ladies To Board (1924)
Tom Faxton
Oh, You Tony (1924)
Tom Masters
The Foreman of Bar Z Ranch (1924)
A Golden Thought (1924)
The Deadwood Coach (1924)
The orphan
The Trouble Shooter (1924)
Tom Steele
Teeth (1924)
Dave Deering
The Lone Star Ranger (1923)
Duane
Eyes of the Forest (1923)
Bruce Thornton
Three Jumps Ahead (1923)
Steve Clancy
Stepping Fast (1923)
Grant Malvern
North of Hudson Bay (1923)
Michael Dane
Three Jumps Ahead (1923)
Steve McLean
Mile-a-Minute Romeo (1923)
Lucky Bill
Romance Land (1923)
"Pep" Hawkins
Soft Boiled (1923)
Tom Steele
Do and Dare (1922)
Kit Carson Boone/Henry Boone
Catch My Smoke (1922)
Bob Stratton
Sky High (1922)
Grant Newbury
The Fighting Streak (1922)
Andrew Lanning
Chasing the Moon (1922)
Dwight Locke
For Big Stakes (1922)
"Clean-up" Sudden
Up and Going (1922)
David Brandon
Just Tony (1922)
"Red" Ferris
Arabia (1922)
Billy Evans
The Rough Diamond (1921)
Hank Sherman
Hands Off (1921)
Tex Roberts
After Your Own Heart (1921)
Herbert Parker
Trailin' (1921)
Anthony Woodbury
A Ridin' Romeo (1921)
Jim Rose
The Night Horsemen (1921)
Whistling Dan
The Road Demon (1921)
Hap Higgins
Big Town Round-Up (1921)
Larry McBride
The Terror (1920)
Bat Carson
Prairie Trails (1920)
Tex Benton
Desert Love (1920)
Buck Marston, Jr.
Three Gold Coins (1920)
Bob Fleming/Bad Pat Duncan
The Daredevil (1920)
Timothy Atkinson
Days of Daring (1920)
The Texan (1920)
Tex Benton
The Untamed (1920)
Whistling Dan
The Cyclone (1920)
Sergeant Tim Ryerson
Fighting for Gold (1919)
Jack Kilmeny
Treat 'Em Rough (1919)
Ned Ferguson
The Feud (1919)
Jere Lynch/John Smith
Rough Riding Romance (1919)
Phineas Dobbs
The Speed Maniac (1919)
Billy Porter
The Wilderness Trail (1919)
Donald MacTavish
Hell Roarin' Reform (1919)
Tim
The Coming of the Law (1919)
Kent Hollis
Fame and Fortune (1918)
Clay Burgess
Cupid's Roundup (1918)
Larry Kelly
Ace High (1918)
Jean Rivard
Mr. Logan, U.S.A. (1918)
Jim Logan
Western Blood (1918)
Tex Wilson
Six Shooter Andy (1918)
Andy Crawford
Durand of the Bad Lands (1917)
Clem Alison
The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)
Jack Parker
Twisted Trails (1916)
The Man From Texas (1915)
In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914)
Tom Mingle
The Trimming of Paradise Gulch (1910)
Ranch Life in the Great South-West (1910)
The Long Trail (1910)
The Range Riders (1910)
Lost in the Soudan (1910)
On the Little Big Horn; or, Custer's Last Stand (1909)
The Cowboy Millionaire (1909)
An Indian Wife's Devotion (1909)
Briton and Boer (1909)
Up San Juan Hill (1909)

Writer (Feature Film)

A Child of the Prairie (1925)
Writer
Chasing the Moon (1922)
Story
Arabia (1922)
Story
Up and Going (1922)
Story
After Your Own Heart (1921)
Adaptation
A Ridin' Romeo (1921)
Story
The Rough Diamond (1921)
Story
The Daredevil (1920)
Story
The Terror (1920)
Story
Western Blood (1918)
Story
Twisted Trails (1916)
Writer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Queen of Sheba (1921)
Supervisor chariot race

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

It's Showtime (1976)
Other

Cast (Short)

Rodeo Dough (1940)
Himself

Misc. Crew (Short)

Tom Mix (1962)
Archival Footage

Life Events

1940

Died off a broken neck after overturnng hsi car on an Arizona highway

Family

E E Mix
Father
Elizabeth Smith
Mother
Ruth Mix
Daughter
Actor.

Companions

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

Bibliography

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)