Richard Dix

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Biography by Hal Erickson [-]
Actor Richard Dix originally intended to be a surgeon, but dropped out of the University of Minnesota to take a job at a bank. He then accepted an office job in an architecture firm, attending a dramatics course at a local high school in his spare time. Deciding to become a professional performer, Dix secured work with a stock company, eventually graduating to leading-man parts with the celebrated Morosco stock troupe. Following World War I service and a brief stint on Broadway, Dix made his first film, 1920's Not Guilty. This led to a long-term contract with Paramount Pictures, where Dix starred in a string of rugged adventure films which defined his standard screen characterization: the modest, dependable, strong and silent man of action who was moved to violence only when there was no other recourse. Switching from Paramount to RKO Radio in the early talkie period, Dix starred as empire-building Yancey Cravat in RKO's only Oscar-winning film ... View All »
Age: 56 (age at death)
Height: 6' (183 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Cimmaron


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1947 The Thirteenth Hour Steve Reynolds
1946 Mysterious Intruder Don Gale
1946 The Secret of the Whistler Ralph Harrison
1945 The Power of the Whistler William Everest
1945 Voice of the Whistler John Sinclair, John Carter
1944 The Whistler Earl C. Conrad
1944 The Mark of the Whistler Lee Selfridge Nugent
1943 The Ghost Ship Capt. Will Stone
1943 Top Man Tom Warren
1943 Buckskin Frontier Stephen Bent
1943 The Kansan John Bonniwell


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