Richard Dix


Actor
Richard Dix

About

Also Known As
Ernest Carlton Brimmer
Birth Place
St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Born
July 18, 1893
Died
September 20, 1949
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

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 nominat...

Photos & Videos

The Whistler - Movie Posters
The Lost Squadron - Lobby Card
The Ghost Ship - Movie Posters

Family & Companions

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

Biography

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.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Mysterious Intruder (1946)
Don Gale
The Secret of the Whistler (1946)
Ralph Harrison
Voice of the Whistler (1945)
John Sinclair, also known as John Carter
The Power of the Whistler (1945)
William Everest
The Mark of the Whistler (1944)
Lee Selfredge Nugent
The Whistler (1944)
Earl Conrad
Eyes of the Underworld (1943)
[Chief] Richard Bryan
The Kansan (1943)
John Bonniwell
The Ghost Ship (1943)
Captain Will Stone
Buckskin Frontier (1943)
Stephen Bent
Top Man (1943)
Tom Warren
American Empire (1942)
Dan Taylor
Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942)
Wyatt Earp
The Round Up (1941)
Steve Payson
Badlands of Dakota (1941)
Wild Bill Hickok
Cherokee Strip (1940)
Dave Morrell
Marines Fly High (1940)
Lt. [Danny] Darrick
Men Against the Sky (1940)
Phil Mercedes
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
[Robert] Duke Allen
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
Nick Green
Reno (1939)
Bill Shear, previously known as Bill Shayne
Man of Conquest (1939)
Sam Houston
Sky Giant (1938)
W. R. "Stag" Cahill
Blind Alibi (1938)
Paul Dover
The Devil's Playground (1937)
Jack Dorgan
It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
Tim Bart
The Devil Is Driving (1937)
Paul Driscoll
Special Investigator (1936)
Bill Fenwick, also known as Richard Galt
Yellow Dust (1936)
Bob Culpepper
Devil's Squadron (1936)
[Captain] Paul Redmond
The Arizonian (1935)
Clay Tallant
West of the Pecos (1935)
Pecos [Smith]
Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)
McAllen
Stingaree (1934)
Stingaree [also known as Mr. Smithson]
His Greatest Gamble (1934)
Philip [Eden]
No Marriage Ties (1933)
Bruce Foster
Ace of Aces (1933)
Lieutenant Rex "Rocky" Thorne
Day of Reckoning (1933)
John Day
The Great Jasper (1933)
Jasper Horn, also known as The Great Jasper
The Conquerors (1932)
Roger Standish/Roger Lennox
The Lost Squadron (1932)
[Captain "Gibby"] Gibson
Hell's Highway (1932)
[Frank] Duke Ellis
Roar of the Dragon (1932)
Captain Chauncey Carson
Young Donovan's Kid (1931)
Jim Donovan
Cimarron (1931)
Yancey Cravat
Secret Service (1931)
Capt. Lewis Dumont, [also known as Capt. Thorne]
Public Defender (1931)
Pike Winslow
Shooting Straight (1930)
Larry Sheldon
Lovin' the Ladies (1930)
Peter
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1930)
William Magee
Nothing But the Truth (1929)
Robert Bennett
The Love Doctor (1929)
Dr. Gerald Sumner
The Wheel of Life (1929)
Capt. Leslie Yeullat
Redskin (1929)
Wing Foot
Warming Up (1928)
Bert Tulliver
Sporting Goods (1928)
Richard Shelby
Easy Come, Easy Go (1928)
Robert Parker
Moran of the Marines (1928)
Michael Moran
Shanghai Bound (1927)
Jim Bucklin
The Gay Defender (1927)
Joaquin Murrieta
Knockout Reilly (1927)
Dundee Reilly
Paradise for Two (1927)
Steve Porter
Man Power (1927)
Tom Roberts
The Quarterback (1926)
Jack Stone
Say It Again (1926)
Bob Howard
The Vanishing American (1926)
Nophaie
Let's Get Married (1926)
Billy Dexter
Fascinating Youth (1926)
Womanhandled (1925)
Bill Dana
The Shock Punch (1925)
Randall Lee Savage
Too Many Kisses (1925)
Richard Gaylord, Jr.
A Man Must Live (1925)
Geoffrey Farnell
Lucky Devil (1925)
Randy Farman
Men and Women (1925)
Will Prescott
Sinners in Heaven (1924)
Alan Croft
Unguarded Women (1924)
Douglas Albright
Manhattan (1924)
Peter Minuit
The Stranger (1924)
Larry Darrant
Icebound (1924)
Ben Jordan
The Ten Commandments (1923)
John McTavish
The Woman With Four Faces (1923)
Richard Templer
Racing Hearts (1923)
Roddy Smith
Quicksands (1923)
1st Lieutenant
The Call of the Canyon (1923)
Glenn Kilbourne
The Christian (1923)
John Storm
To the Last Man (1923)
Jean Isbel
Souls for Sale (1923)
Frank Claymore
The Wall Flower (1922)
Walt Breen
The Glorious Fool (1922)
Billy Grant
Yellow Men and Gold (1922)
Parrish
The Sin Flood (1922)
Billy Bear
Fools First (1922)
Tommy Frazer
The Bonded Woman (1922)
Lee Marvin
Dangerous Curve Ahead (1921)
Harley Jones
All's Fair in Love (1921)
Bobby Cameron
Not Guilty (1921)
Paul Ellison/Arthur Ellison
The Poverty of Riches (1921)
John Colby
One of Many (1917)
James Lowery, the butler

Life Events

1919

First role on Broadway in "The Hawk"

1921

Film acting debut

Photo Collections

The Whistler - Movie Posters
The Whistler - Movie Posters
The Lost Squadron - Lobby Card
The Lost Squadron - Lobby Card
The Ghost Ship - Movie Posters
Here are a few American movie posters for Val Lewton's The Ghost Ship (1943), starring Richard Dix.
Stingaree - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release movie posters from RKO's Stingaree (1934), directed by William Wellman and starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne.
Stingaree - Jumbo Lobby Cards
Here are a few jumbo lobby cards from RKO's Stingaree (1934), directed by William Wellman and starring Irene Dunne and Richard Dix.
Cimarron - Lobby Cards
Here are some Lobby Cards from Cimarron (1931), starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Stingaree - Glass Slide
Here is a Glass Slide for the RKO film Stingaree (1934), starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Glass slides were used by many theaters to promote coming attractions during slide shows between movie screenings.
Stingaree - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from the RKO film Stingaree (1934), starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne.
Stingaree - Publicity Stills
Here are several publicity stills from RKO's Stingaree (1934), starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Stingaree - Sheet Music
Here is the cover to original sheet music for a song from RKO's Stingaree (1934), starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. The song is "Tonight is Mine" by Gus Kahn and Frank Harling.

Videos

Movie Clip

Stingaree (1934) - That's The Name Of A Fish Riding up to an Outback tavern, Richard Dix (whom we will learn is the outlaw title character) joins a conversation with a soused lawman (George Barraud) and visiting English composer Sir Julian (Conway Tearle), in RKO's Stingaree, 1934, also starring Irene Dunne and Mary Boland.
Stingaree (1934) - I Wasn't Supposed To Meet You Richard Dix (the bandit title character, in colonial Australia) cannily assumes the identity of a visiting English composer, pretty, talented but indentured Hilda (Irene Dunne) having presumed incorrectly, in RKO's Stingaree, 1934, restored by TCM.
Arizonian, The (1935) - Sorry To Interfere McCloskey and Keeler (Ray Mayer, Joseph Sauers) and co. hold up the Yuma stage, but only to bring Kitty (Margot Grahame) back to their employer, the crooked sheriff, whom she’s fleeing, when the leading man (Richard Dix) introduces himself, in The Arizonian, 1935.
Men Against The Sky (1940) - What Do They Want For A Buck? Introduced by a barker (Earle Hodgins), Richard Dix is hero Mercedes, an inebriate flier whose barnstorming days are about to end, impressive action, then visited by his dutiful sister (Wendy Barrie), opening RKO’s Men Against The Sky, 1940, screenplay by Nathanael West.
Men Against The Sky (1940) - Toys In A Wind Tunnel Engineer Ames (Kent Taylor) is less discouraged than his boss (Edmund Lowe) by a wind tunnel test, and persuaded by his sketch artist Kay (Wendy Barrie) to consider plans he doesn’t know were drawn up by her disgraced ex-flier brother (Richard Dix), in Men Against The Sky, 1940.
Arizonian, The (1935) - Got Any Other Alibis? The band led by Mccloskey (Ray Mayer) is shooting up Silver City so the frustrated mayor (Francis Ford) installs visitor Clay (Richard Dix) as marshal, only to be undermined when the sitting sheriff (Louis Calhern) backs the bad guys in court, in The Arizonian, 1935.
Kansan, The (1943) - He's No Tenderfoot Straight to business in this RKO programmer, Richard Dix rides into a Kansas town where the James Gang is making trouble (the one who gets away is George "Superman" Reeves), and we meet Albert Dekker, the banker and Jane Wyatt, the overdressed nurse, in The Kansan, 1943.
Kansan, The (1943) - Lot Of Texas Men In Town Riding around with pal Jeff (Victor Jory), who's the brother of his new employer, Bonniwell (Richard Dix), who's just been made sheriff of Broken Lance, KS, meets his older cattleman pal Tom (Eugene Pallette) and finds out just how rigged things really are, in The Kansan, 1943.
Stingaree (1934) - Compassion For The Outlaw In colonial Australia, hostess Mrs. Clarkson (Mary Boland) is dominating visiting Sir Julian (Conway Tearle), her husband (Henry Stephenson), and proceedings in general until suave bandit Richard Dix (title character) intervenes, in RKO's Stingaree, 1934, also starring Irene Dunne.
Cimarron (1931) Home Movies - (A Short Subject) The cast of Cimarron (1931), the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture, are seen in these rare home movie clips.
Lost Squadron, The (1932) - Birds That Were Lost From post-WWI France in 1918, American fliers Gibby (Richard Dix), Woody (Robert Armstrong), Red (Joel McCrea) and mechanic Fritz (Hugh Herbert), to hard times back home, early in The Lost Squadron, 1932, directed by George Archainbaud.
Lost Squadron, The (1932) - Drinking And Flying Reunited with wartime pal and Hollywood pilot Woody (Robert Armstrong), meeting his sister "Pest" (Dorothy Jordan), Gibby (Richard Dix), Red (Joel McCrea) and Fritz (Hugh Herbert), get their first movie gig, Erich von Stroheim as the director, in The Lost Squadron, 1932.

Family

Martha Dix
Daughter
Born on January 20, 1933; mother, Winifred Coe.
Robert Dix
Son
Actor. Twin of Richard; born on May 8, 1935; mother, Virginia Webster.
Richard Dix
Son
Twin of Robert; born on May 8, 1935; died on August 31, 1953 at age 18; mother, Virginia Webster.
Sara Sue Dix
Daughter
Adopted with Virginia Webster.

Companions

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

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