- Category : Engineer-Industrial
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (17)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Obscuration 1
American actor; durable cowboy star from 1921, the image of a rugged macho male. His film "Cimarron," in 1931 was nominated for an Oscar. Other films include "Devil's Squadron," and "Man Of Conquest." He was last seen in 1949 in "The Fountainhead."
Dix was attending the University of Minnesota as a medical student when he began acting in campus plays, giving up the idea of a medical practice to pursue acting. After some experience in stock and service in WW I, he made his Broadway debut in 1919. Tall, rugged and square-jawed, he often played the strong, silent type and enjoyed considerable popularity during the 20s. After the film "Cimarron," with huge financial and critical success, he found himself drifting into mostly B features.
Died of heart failure, 1949.