Born: July 18, 1893 St. Paul, Minnesota
| A glass slide representing Hell's Highway.
An RKO chain gang picture that was released shortly before I Am A Fugitive
From A Chain Gang. Dix is great as a tough con bucking the
Died: September 20, 1949 Los Angeles, California (heart attack)
Real Name: Ernest Carlton Brimmer
Nickname: "The Jaw"
Film Debut: One Of Many (1917) Metro
Starred in 97 Features between 1921 and 1947
1931 Best Actor Oscar Nomination as Yancey Cravat in Cimarron.
Richard Dix was one of the few actors
to make the successful transition from silent pictures to sound. He worked for
every major studio, most notably for Paramount
in the 1920's and RKO in the
Remembered mostly for his cowboy roles,
Dix was a diverse actor, starring in comedies, dramas, mysteries and historical
Aside from Cimarron,
he is probably best know for his role as the maniacal Captain Stone in Val
Lewton's The Ghost Ship. It was his last picture for
Richard Dix hit his peak in 1931 when he was
nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Yancey Cravat in Cimarron.
He retired in 1947, due to poor health, finishing his career at Columbia
Studios. While there he made 7 films based on the popular radio series,
Sadly 31 of Dix's silent films are lost and many of the remaning ones are incomplete.
Richard and his second wife, Virginia Webster, had three children.
If you have any Richard Dix or Bert Wheeler
& Robert Woolsey material you would be interested in trading,
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Twin boys named Richard, Jr. and Robert and a daughter, Sara Sue.
Richard, Jr. died in 1953, at the age of 18, in a tragic logging accident.
Robert, was a contract player for MGM in the 1950's and starred in a number of films for Al Adamson during the '60's.
Some of Bob's more notable films are Young Jesse James, Forbidden Planet and Live and Let Die.
He is currently developing a plan to assist the Native American Indian Community in bringing their stories to the World market via television and motion pictures!
Richard's little girl, Sara Sue, whom he affectionately called "Punkin'', lives in California and manages the Dix family estate.
She devotes much of her time caring for her loving mom, now in her nineties!
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