Richard Dix gained popularity in motion pictures playing hero roles during the 1920s. The collection consists of original
photographs related to his motion picture career.
Dix was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer on July 18, 1894 in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a medical student, he started acting in campus
plays. Dix made his motion picture debut in 1921 and gained popularity playing hero roles during the 1920s. He worked for
Paramount, RKO, and other companies by appearing in films such as The Ten Commandments (1923), The Vanishing American (1925), and Cimarron (1931), as well as playing the Whistler in a series of adventure films (1940s). Dix died in 1949.
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