Dix, Richard

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Name
Dix, Richard Gender: M
Ernst Carlton Brimmer
born on 18 July 1895 at 21:50 (= 9:50 PM )
Place St.Paul, Minnesota, 44n57, 93w06
Timezone LMT m93w06 (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'



Portrait of Richard Dix 
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Richard Dix
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Biography

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 1947 in "The Thirteenth Hour."

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.

After years of fighting alcoholism, he suffered a serious heart attack on 12 September 1949, while on a train from New York to Los Angeles.

Dix died on 20 September 1949, aged 56.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Career 1919 (Broadway debut)
  • Work : New Career 1921 (Began work in film)
  • Work : Gain social status 1931 (Nominated for Oscar in "Cimarron")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1947 (Last film appearance)

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes him

Categories

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