Richard Dix

Richard Dix
Paramount Pictures


Richard Dix
Film: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Born Ernest Carlton Brimmer on July 18, 1895 in St. Paul, MN
Died Sept. 20, 1949 of heart ailment in Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, CA

Richard Dix was the square-jawed hero of 218 motion pictures.

For a quarter-century, Dix personified the virile outdoorsman in daring exploits on stage and screen.

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.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1930 Best Actor Cimarron Nomination

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