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Richard Dix

Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays. At 6' 0" and 180 pounds, Dix excelled in sports, especially football and baseball. These skills would serve him well in the vigorous film roles he would go on to play. After a year at the University of Minnesota he took a position at a bank, spending his evenings training for the stage. His professional start was with a local stock company, and this led to similar work in New York. The death of his father left him with a mother and sister to support. He went to Los Angeles, became leading man for the Morosco Stock Company and his success there got him a contract with Paramount Pictures. His rugged good looks and dark features made him a popular player in westerns. His athletic ability led to his starring role in Paramount's Warming Up (1928), a baseball story and also the studio's first feature with synchronized score and sound effects. His deep voice and commanding presence were perfectly suited for the talkies, and he was signed by RKO Radio Pictures in 1929, scoring an early triumph in the all-talking mystery drama, Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929). In 1931 he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his masterful performance in Cimarron (1931), winner of the Best Picture Oscar that year. Throughout the 1930s Dix would be a big box-office draw at RKO, appearing in mystery thrillers, potboilers, westerns and programmers. He appeared in the "Whistler" series of mystery films at Columbia in the mid-40s. He retired from films in 1947. He first married Winifred Coe on October 20, 1931, had a daughter, Martha Mary Ellen, then divorced in 1933. He then married Virginia Webster on June 29, 1934. They had twin boys, Richard Jr. and Robert Dix and an adopted daughter, Sara Sue. Richard Dix the actor, died at age 56 on September 20, 1949.


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Родился:
Jul 18, 1893 в St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
61
Впервые появился:
на movie The Christian 1923-01-14
Последний проект:
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» 1953-03-18
Известный в фильмах
Poster of The Whistler
Poster of Stingaree
Poster of Shooting Straight
Poster of Men and Women
Фильмография
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино The Thirteenth Hour Steve Reynolds 1947-02-06
Кино Mysterious Intruder Don Gale 1946-04-11
Кино Secret of the Whistler Ralph Harrison 1946-11-07
Кино The Power of the Whistler William Everest 1945-04-19
Кино Voice of the Whistler John Sinclair / John Carter 1945-10-30
Кино The Whistler Earl C. Conrad 1944-03-30
Кино The Mark of the Whistler Lee Selfridge Nugent 1944-10-09
Кино The Kansan John Bonniwell 1943-09-10
Кино Buckskin Frontier Stephen Brent 1943-05-14
Кино Top Man Tom Warren 1943-09-17
Кино The Ghost Ship Capt. Will Stone 1943-12-24
Кино Eyes of the Underworld Police Chief Richard Bryan 1942-10-02
Кино American Empire Dan Taylor 1942-12-11
Кино Badlands Of Dakota Wild Bill Hickok 1941-09-15
Кино The Marines Fly High Lt. Danny Darrick 1940-03-04
Кино Cherokee Strip Marshal Dave Lovell 1940-10-10
Кино Men Against the Sky Phil Mercedes 1940-09-06
Кино Twelve Crowded Hours Nick Green 1939-03-03
Кино Man of Conquest Sam Houston 1939-05-15
Кино Here I Am a Stranger Duke Allen 1939-09-29
Кино Reno William Shayne 1939-12-01
Кино Blind Alibi Paul Dover 1938-05-20
Кино Sky Giant Capt. W.R. 'Stag' Cahill 1938-07-22
Кино The Devil Is Driving Paul Driscoll 1937-06-25
Кино Devil's Playground Jack Dorgan 1937-01-24
Кино It Happened in Hollywood Tim Bart 1937-09-07
Кино Yellow Dust Bob Culpepper 1936-03-12
Кино Devil's Squadron Paul Redmond 1936-04-30
Кино Special Investigator William 'Bill' Fenwick, aka Richard 'Dick' Galt 1936-05-08
Кино The Arizonian Clay Tallant 1935-06-27
Кино The Tunnel Richard 'Mack' McAllan 1935-10-27
Кино West of the Pecos Pecos Smith 1934-12-27
Кино Stingaree Stingaree 1934-05-24
Кино His Greatest Gamble Phillip 1934-07-18
Кино The Great Jasper Jasper Horn 1933-03-03
Кино No Marriage Ties Bruce Foster 1933-08-11
Кино Day of Reckoning John Day 1933-10-26
Кино Ace of Aces 2nd Lt. Rex 'Rocky' Thorne 1933-10-20
Кино The Lost Squadron Capt. 'Gibby' Gibson 1932-03-12
Кино Roar of the Dragon Carson 1932-07-08
Кино Hell's Highway Frank 'Duke' Ellis 1932-09-23
Кино The Conquerors Roger Standish 1932-11-18
Кино The Stolen Jools Richard Dix 1931-04-04
Кино Cimarron Yancey Cravat 1931-02-09
Кино The Public Defender Pike Winslow 1931-08-01
Кино Secret Service Lewis Dumont 1931-11-14
Кино Lovin' the Ladies Peter 1930-04-06
Кино Shooting Straight Larry Sheldon / Ted Walters 1930-06-20
Кино A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic 1929-05-04
Кино Nothing But the Truth Robert Bennett 1929-04-20
Кино Redskin Wing Foot 1929-09-22
Кино Seven Keys To Baldpate William Halliwell Magee 1929-12-25
Кино Easy Come, Easy Go Robert Parker 1928-04-20
Кино Men and Women Will Prescott 1925-03-23
Кино The Vanishing American Nophaie 1925-10-15
Кино Womanhandled Bill Dana 1925-12-27
Кино Icebound Ben Jordan 1924-03-02
Кино The Christian John Storm 1923-01-14
Кино The Ten Commandments John McTavish 1923-11-23
Кино Souls for Sale Frank Claymore 1923-04-22