Friday, December 14, 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Richard Dix

Richard Dix (1893–1949) was an American born actor who was successful in both silent and sound film.  Between 1929 and 1943, he was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures, and by 1947 had played roles in over one hundred film titles.

In 1931 he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Cimarron (1931), winner of the Best Picture Oscar that year.  Richard Dix the actor, died at age 56 on September 20, 1949.

Richard Dix's Santa Susana filming location's roles include:

Arizonian, The (1935) starring Richard Dix, Margot Grahame and Preston Foster (Iverson Ranch) RKO (photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

Man of Conquest (1939) starring Richard Dix, Gail Patrick and Edward Ellis (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Cherokee Strip (1940) starring Richard Dix, Florence Rice and William Henry - Paramount

Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942) starring Richard Dix, Edgar Buchanan and Frances Gifford - Paramount

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