Dix, Richard

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Richard Dix
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Dix, Richard Gender: M
Brimmer, Ernest Carlton
born on 18 July 1895 at 21:50 (= 9:50 PM )
Place St. Paul MN, USA, 44n56, 93w05
Timezone LMT m93w05 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°12' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°44 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 18°55'


American actor; durable cowboy star from 1921, the image of a rugged macho male. His film "Cimarron," in 1931 was nominated for an Oscar. Other films include "Devil's Squadron," and "Man Of Conquest." He was last seen in 1949 in "The Fountainhead."

Dix was attending the University of Minnesota as a medical student when he began acting in campus plays, giving up the idea of a medical practice to pursue acting. After some experience in stock and service in WW I, he made his Broadway debut in 1919. Tall, rugged and square-jawed, he often played the strong, silent type and enjoyed considerable popularity during the 20s. After the film "Cimarron," with huge financial and critical success, he found himself drifting into mostly B features.

Died of heart failure, 1949.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Heart Attack 1949 (Heart failure, age 53-54)
  • Work : New Career 1921 (Began work in film)
  • Work : Gain social status 1931 (Nominated for Oscar in "Cimarron")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1949 (Last film appearance)
  • Work : New Career 1919 (Broadway debut)

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes him


  • Vocation : Engineer : Industrial (Nuclear)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WW I)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Successful film star, mostly silents)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway, legitimate theater)