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Richard Dix

Richard Dix (July 18, 1893 - September 20, 1949) was an American actor. Born Ernest Carlton Brimmer in St. Paul, Minnesota, he had studied to be a surgeon, but he took most of the leading roles while studying drama in school, and after dropping out of the University of Minnesota after one year, got a job at a bank. He took up with a local stock company, which led to acting work in New York City.

He moved to Hollywood, where he began a career in Western movies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Cimarron in 1931. In the 1940s he starred in The Whistler, the first of a series of seven "Whistler" films. Following the last of them, The Thirteenth Hour, he retired from acting. He died two years later of a heart attack.

Dix has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1610 Vine Street.