Richard Dix

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Birthday
18, 1893
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Sep 20, 1949 (56)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1893
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Sep 20, 1949 (56)

About

Popular actor of the silent film and sound eras who played a rugged, loyal hero in several RKO Radio Pictures productions. He was part of the cast of Cecil B. Demille's silent classic, The Ten Commandments, and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Cimarron.

Before Fame

Standing six feet tall and weighing 180 pounds, he was a standout athlete in high school.

Trivia

He played Wingfoot in the 1929 film, Redskin.

Family Life

He was born Ernst Carlton Brimmer, in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he studied medicine, fulfilling his father's wishes.

Associated With

Roger Moore's mother reportedly considered Dix one of her favorite actors.