Born: July 18, 1893 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died: September 20, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA
|~Stars of the Photoplay, 1930~
When Dick made up his mind to become an actor instead of an M.D., his father, who opposed the
step, demanded that he give up the family name of Brimmer, also. After appearing in stock and
several Broadway productions, a screen test was arranged for him. He didn't like it and returned to
the stage. In 1921 he took another test which was so satisfactory that he was given a contract. Dick
was born in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 1895, is 6 feet tall, weighs 184 and has dark brown hair and
eyes. He is still single.
film c. 1925~
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|~Los Angeles Times, 1949~
Richard Dix was the square-jawed hero of 218 motion pictures.
For a quarter-century, Dix personified the virile outdoors man in daring exploits on stage and
A direct descendant of John Brimmer and Elizabeth Manchester, who crossed the Atlantic on the
Mayflower, Dix was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for his performance in 1931's
"Cimarron." The statuette went to Lionel Barrymore.
—Los Angeles Times Sept. 21, 1949
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