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Dix Richard; facsimile autographed key book black and white photo

SKU: Dix Richard; photo $7.95
Richard Dix (July 18 1893 September 20 1949) was an American motion picture actor who achieved popularity in both silent and sound film. His standard on-screen image was that of the rugged and stalwart hero. Early life: He was born Ernst Carlton Brimmer on 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 City. 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. Career: He then changed his name to Dix. After his move to Hollywood he began a career in Western movies. One of the few actors to successfully bridge the transition from silent films to talkies Dix's best-remembered early role was in Cecil B. Demille's silent version of The Ten Commandments (1923). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1931 for his performance as Yancey Cravat in Cimarron in which he shared top-billing with Irene Dunne. Cimarron based on the popular novel by Edna Ferber took the Best Picture award. Dix starred in another RKO adventure The Lost Squadron. A memorable role for Dix was in the 1935 British futuristic film The Tunnel. An original poster for this film was catalogued with an estimated value of between $2000 $3000 by Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas in the Summer of 2006. Dix starred in The Great Jasper and Blind Alibi in the late 1930s. His popular RKO Radio Pictures co-star in Blind Alibi was Ace the Wonder Dog. Dix's human co-stars were Whitney Bourne and Eduardo Ciannelli: the film was directed by Lew Landers. In the 1940s he starred in The Whistler the first of a series of eight ''Whistler'' films for Columbia Pictures. Dix retired from acting after making the seventh in the series The Thirteenth Hour. Hobbies: According to the July 1934 Movies magazine on his ranch near Hollywood whose location he kept a close secret Dix raised thousands of chickens and turkeys each year. He also had a collection of thousands of pipes and a ''collection'' of 36 dogs''Scotties and English setters''. He also read at least five books a week. Death: Richard Dix 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. After suffering a serious heart attack on September 12 1949 while on a train from New York to Los Angeles[2] Dix died of at age 56 on September 20 1949. He was survived by four children from his two marriages but sadly in 1953 his son Richard Dix Jr. was killed in an accident at a logging camp near Ponderosa California. Richard Dix Sr. was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale California. Richard Dix has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1610 Vine Street. Filmography: Silent films Year Film Role Notes 1917 One of Many James Lowery lost 1921 Not Guilty Paul Ellison/Arthur Ellison lost All's Fair in Love Bobby Cameron lost Dangerous Curve Ahead Harley Jones lost The Poverty of Riches John Colby lost 1922 The Glorious Fool Billy Grant lost Yellow Men and Gold Parrish lost Fools First Tommy Frazer lost The Wall Flower Walt Breen lost The Bonded Woman Lee Marvin lost The Sin Flood Bill Bear lost 1923 The Christian John Storm extant: George Eastman House Quicksands Lieutenant Bill lost Souls for Sale Frank Claymore extant The Woman with Four Faces Richard Templar lost Racing Hearts Robby Smith lost To the Last Man Jean Isbel lost The Ten Commandments John McTavish extant: George Eastman Library of Congress The Call of the Canyon Glenn Kilbourne extant: Gosfilmofond Library of Congress 1924 The Stranger Larry Darrant lost Icebound Ben Jordan lost Unguarded Women Douglas Albright lost Sinners In Heaven Alan Croft lost Manhattan Peter Minuit lost Too Many Kisses Richard Gaylord Jr extant: Library of Congress A Man Must Live Geoffrey Farnell lost 1925 The Shock Punch Randall Lee Savage extant:Library of Congress Men and Women Will Prescott lost The Lucky Devil Randy Farnum extant:Library of Congress The Vanishing American Nophaie extant:Library of Congress Womanhandled Bill Dana extant:Library of Congress 1926 Let's Get Married Billy Dexter extant:Library of Congress Fascinating Youth Himself (cameo) lost Say It Again Bob Howard lost The Quarterback Jack Stone extant:Library of Congress 1927 Paradise for Two Steve Porter lost Knockout Reilly Dundee ''Knockout'' Reilly lost Man Power Tom Roberts lost Shanghai Bound Jim Bucklin lost The Gay Defender Joaquin Murrieta lost 1928 Sporting Goods Richard Shelby lost Easy Come Easy Go Robert Parker lost Warming Up Bert Tulliver lost Moran of the Marines Michael Moran lost 1929 The Love Doctor Dr. Gerald Summer extant: amongst the 700 Paramounts now owned by Universal Redskin Wingfoot extant: Library of Congress Sound films Year Film Role Notes 1929 Nothing But the Truth Robert Bennett The Wheel of Life Captain Leslie Yeullet Seven Keys to Baldpate William Halliwell Magee 1930 Lovin' the Ladies Peter Darby Shooting Straight Larry Sheldon 1931 Cimarron Yancey Cravat Young Donovan's Kid Jim Donovan The Public Defender Pike Winslow Secret Service Captain Lewis Dumont 1932 The Lost Squadron Capt. ''Gibby'' Gibson Roar of the Dragon Captain Chauncey Carson Hell's Highway Frank 'Duke' Ellis The Conquerors Roger Standish/Roger Standish Lennox 1933 The Great Jasper Jasper Horn No Marriage Ties Bruce Foster Ace of Aces 2nd Lt. Rex ''Rocky'' Thorne Day of Reckoning John Day 1934 Stingaree Stingaree His Greatest Gamble Phillip Eden West of the Pecos Pecos Smith 1935 The Arizonian Clay Tallant The Tunnel Richard 'Mack'' McAllan 1936 Yellow Dust Bob Culpepper Special Investigator William ''Bill'' Fenwick Devil's Squadron Paul Redmond 1937 The Devil's Playground Jack Dorgan The Devil Is Driving Paul Driscoll It Happened in Hollywood Tim Bart 1938 Blind Alibi Paul Dover Sky Giant Capt. W.R. ''Stag'' Cahill 1939 Man of Conquest Sam Houston Here I Am a Stranger Duke Allen Reno Bill Shear 1940 The Marines Fly High Lt. Danny Darrick Men Against the Sky Phil Mercedes Cherokee Strip Marshal Dave Morrell 1941 The Roundup Steve Payson Badlands of Dakota Wild Bill Hickok 1942 Tombstone Wyatt Earp American Empire Dan Taylor 1943 Eyes of the Underworld The Chief Richard Bryan Buckskin Frontier Stephen Bent The Kansan John Bonniwell Top Man Tom Warren The Ghost Ship Captain Will Stone 1944 The Whistler Earl C. Conrad The Mark of the Whistler Lee Selfridge Nugent 1945 The Power of the Whistler William Everest Voice of the Whistler John Sinclair (John Carter) 1946 Mysterious Intruder Don Gale The Secret of the Whistler Ralph Harrison 1947 The Thirteenth Hour Steve Reynolds