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  • TOM MIX


    Information From IMDb


    Date of Birth
    6 January 1880,
    Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA


    Date of Death
    12 October 1940,
    Florence, Arizona, USA (road accident)


    Birth Name
    Thomas Hezikiah Mix


    Height
    6' (1.83 m)


    Spouse
    Mabel Hubbard Ward (1932 - 1940)
    Victoria Forde (1918 - 24 December 1931) (divorced)
    Kitty Jewel Perinne (1905 - 1906) (divorced)
    Grace I. Allin (18 July 1902 - 1903) (annulled)
    Olive Mix (née Stokes) (1907 - 1917) (divorced); 1 daughter


    Trivia
    Daughter with Olive Mix, Ruth Mix.


    Served as a pallbearer at the funeral of legendary western lawman Wyatt Earp in 1929.


    Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.


    Made over $6,000,000 during his career but an extravagant lifestyle had sharply reduced his estate to a modest amount by the time he died.


    Rumors that that Mix's radio career never got off the ground after he left films because his voice was high-pitched are not true. His voice, in fact, was deep and husky in tone. Radio was such a low-paying profession that it could not support his high-on-the-hog style of living. He loved sports cars, wild parties and fancy clothes. He owned a huge Hollywood mansion that had his name emblazoned above it in neon lights and had numerous ex-wives to support. Mix instead left films for his true passion, the circus. He became one of its greatest showmen.


    Tom's parents were Edwin and Elizabeth Mix. They named him Thomas Hezikiah Mix. When he enlisted in the Army in 1898, he listed his name as Thomas E. Mix (for Edwin).


    Charter member of the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1958.


    He deserted the army to marry his first wife, Grace Allin; the fact that he was a deserter did not come up until after his death, by which time he was so famous that the army had to hold its tongue and give him a full military burial. This dovetails neatly into the known facts and into the legend of Tom Mix.


    Daughter with Victoria Forde, Thomasina


    4/13/02: His guns were stolen from the Tom Mix Museum in Dewey, OK.


    Never had kind words for John Wayne because, many believe, he was afraid that Wayne would push him out of the limelight. That hatred grew as Wayne's star rose and, due to the fact that Mix wouldn't take a pay cut to do radio, his own star began to fall. Asked by a journalist what he thought of Wayne, Mix only replied, "The only Christian words that I could use are 'no-talent upstart'". Wayne, for his part, had disliked Mix since Wayne's college days at USC, when Mix told several members of the football team (Wayne among them) to stop by Fox Studios and he would get them jobs in the movies. Wayne and several others did so a few weeks later, only to be informed that Mix had never told anyone at the studio about his promises of employment, and they were thrown off the lot. Wayne never forgave Mix.


    On October 12, 1940, while driving his 1937 Cord Sportsman through the Arizona desert he took a turn too fast, a suitcase broke loose and struck him in the head and his car plunged into a ravine. The ravine was later named "The Tom Mix Wash" in his honor. A plaque at the location reads: "TOM MIX January 6, 1880 - October 12, 1940 Whose spirit left his body on this spot and whose characterization and portrayals in life served to better fix memories of the old west in the minds of living men.".


    He was Peter Cushing's childhood hero.


    In 1904 he was a bartender and marshal in the small town of Dewey, OK, which is also the hometown of actor/filmmaker Adam Ropp. Ropp is a close friend of the Tom Mix Museum and visits on a regular basis. Ironically, Ropp's directorial debut (Last Conversation (2003)) was shot in Dewey and starred Mix's great, great grandnephew, Bret Mix.


    At his funeral Rudy Vallee sang "Empty Saddles"


    Despite stories to the contrary, he was not a member of President Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.


    Was portrayed by Bruce Willis in Sunset (1988).


    Great uncle of DeWalt Mix.


    Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).


    Mini Biography
    The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the Army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903 he was drum major with the Oklahoma Cavalry Band, playing in the St. Louis World's Fair. In 1904 he was a bartender and sheriff-marshal in Dewey, Oklahoma. He was in a series of Wild West shows, such as The Miller bros. Wild West Show from 1906-1909; the Widerman show in Amarillo, Texas; with wife Olive Mix in Seattle's Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition; and Will A. Dickey's Circle D Ranch. The latter supplied Selig Pictures with cowboys and Indians for movies and, in 1910, Mix was hired by Selig to provide and handle horses. His first movie was Ranch Life in the Great Southwest (1910). He continued with Selig until 1917, writing and directing as well as acting. He was signed by Fox Films in 1917 and remained with them until 1928, averaging five or so films a year. His popularity eclipsed all other great cowboy stars (Hoot Gibson and even the legendary William S. Hart) of the silent era and he earned--- and spent--- millions. In addition to Mix's riding and shooting skills, the films also showcased the talents of his amazing horse, Tony the Horse. Sound and encroaching middle age were not favorable to Mix, and after making a handful of pictures during the sound era he left the film industry after 1935's serial, The Miracle Rider (1935) (a huge hit for lowly Mascot Pictures, grossing over $1 million--- Mix earned $40,000), touring with the Sells Floto Circus in 1930 and 1931 and the Tom Mix Circus from 1936 to 1938. While Mix was a great showman, the combination of the Depression and the high cost of overhead conspired against his success. He died in an auto accident in 1940. Tom Mix developed a comical style, emphasized fast action thrills to a greater extent than had been common in earlier westerns, and did his own stunts. He was king of the cowboys during the 1920s and remained popular on radio and in comic books for more than a decade after his death.
    IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan


    Filmography
    Actor
    1. The Miracle Rider (1935) .... Tom Morgan
    2. Gordon of Ghost City (1933) (uncredited) .... Stock Footage [Ch. 10]
    3. Rustlers' Roundup (1933) .... Tom Lawson
    4. Terror Trail (1933) .... Tom Munroe
    5. Flaming Guns (1932) .... Tom Malone
    6. Hidden Gold (1932) .... Tom Marley
    7. The Fourth Horseman (1932) .... Tom Martin
    8. My Pal, the King (1932) .... Tom Reed
    9. The Texas Bad Man (1932) .... Tom Logan, posing as Dan Bishop
    ... aka Defiance (UK)
    10. The Rider of Death Valley (1932) .... Tom Rigby
    11. Destry Rides Again (1932) .... Tom Destry
    ... aka Justice Rides Again (USA: TV title)
    12. The Big Diamond (1929)
    ... aka The Big Diamond Robbery
    13. The Drifter (1929) .... Tom McCall
    ... aka Two Big Vagabonds (UK)
    14. Outlawed (1929) .... Tom Manning
    15. King Cowboy (1928) .... Tex Rogers
    16. Son of the Golden West (1928) .... Tom Hardy
    17. Painted Post (1928) .... Tom Blake
    18. Hello Cheyenne (1928) .... Tom Remington
    19. A Horseman of the Plains (1928) .... Tom Swift
    20. Daredevil's Reward (1928) .... Tom Hardy
    21. Hollywood Today No. 4 (1928)
    22. The Arizona Wildcat (1927) .... Tom Phelan
    23. Silver Valley (1927) .... Tom Tracey
    24. Tumbling River (1927) .... Tom Gieer
    25. The Circus Ace (1927) .... Tom Terry
    26. Outlaws of Red River (1927) .... Tom Morley
    27. The Broncho Twister (1927) .... Tom Mason
    28. The Last Trail (1927) .... Tom Dane
    29. The Canyon of Light (1926) .... Tom Mills
    30. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926) .... Tom Gordon
    31. No Man's Gold (1926) .... Tom Stone
    32. Hard Boiled (1926) .... Tom Bouden
    33. Tony Runs Wild (1926) .... Tom Trent
    34. My Own Pal (1926) .... Tom O'Hara
    35. The Yankee Señor (1926) .... Paul Wharton
    ... aka The Conquering Blood (USA)
    36. The Best Bad Man (1925) .... Hugh Nichols
    37. The Everlasting Whisper (1925) .... Mark King
    38. The Lucky Horseshoe (1925) .... Tom Foster
    39. The Rainbow Trail (1925) .... John Shefford
    40. Riders of the Purple Sage (1925) .... Jim Carson aka Jim Lassiter
    41. Dick Turpin (1925) .... Dick Turpin
    42. A Child of the Prairie (1925) .... Tom Martin
    43. The Deadwood Coach (1924) .... Tom/The Orphan - in play
    44. Teeth (1924) .... Dave Deering
    45. Oh, You Tony! (1924) .... Tom Masters
    46. The Last of the Duanes (1924) .... Buck Duane
    47. The Heart Buster (1924) .... Tod Walton
    48. The Trouble Shooter (1924) .... Tom Steele
    49. Ladies to Board (1924) .... Tom Faxton
    50. Pals in Blue (1924)
    51. Eyes of the Forest (1923) .... Bruce Thornton
    52. North of Hudson Bay (1923) .... Michael Dane
    ... aka North of the Yukon (UK)
    53. Mile-a-Minute Romeo (1923) .... Lucky Bill
    54. The Lone Star Ranger (1923) .... Duane
    55. Soft Boiled (1923) .... Tom Steele
    56. Stepping Fast (1923) .... Grant Malvern
    57. Three Jumps Ahead (1923) .... Steve McLean
    58. Romance Land (1923) .... 'Pep' Hawkins
    59. Catch My Smoke (1922) .... Bob Stratton
    60. Tom Mix in Arabia (1922) .... Billy Evans
    ... aka Arabia
    61. Do and Dare (1922) .... Kit Carson Boone/Henry Boone
    62. Just Tony (1922) .... Jim Perris
    63. For Big Stakes (1922) .... 'Clean-up' Sudden
    64. The Fighting Streak (1922) .... Andrew Lanning
    65. Up and Going (1922) .... David Brandon (in play)
    66. Chasing the Moon (1922) .... Dwight Locke
    67. Sky High (1922) .... Grant Newburg
    68. Trailin' (1921) .... Anthony Woodbury
    69. The Rough Diamond (1921) .... Hank Sherman
    70. The Night Horsemen (1921) .... Whistling Dan
    71. After Your Own Heart (1921) .... Herbert Parker
    72. The Big Town Round-Up (1921) .... Larry McBride
    73. A Ridin' Romeo (1921) .... Jim Rose
    74. Hands Off (1921) .... Tex Roberts
    75. The Road Demon (1921)
    76. Prairie Trails (1920) .... Tex Benton
    77. The Texan (1920) .... Tex Benton
    78. The Untamed (1920) .... Whistling Dan
    79. Three Gold Coins (1920) .... Bob Fleming/Bad Pat Duncan
    80. Days of Daring (1920)
    81. The Terror (1920) .... Bat Carson
    82. Desert Love (1920) .... Buck Marston Jr.
    83. The Daredevil (1920) .... Timothy Atkinson
    84. The Cyclone (1920) .... Sergeant Tim Ryerson
    85. The Feud (1919) .... Jere Lynch/John Smith
    86. The Speed Maniac (1919) .... Billy Porter
    87. Rough-Riding Romance (1919) .... Phineas Dobbs
    88. The Wilderness Trail (1919) .... Donald MacTavish
    89. The Coming of the Law (1919) .... Kent Hollis
    90. Fighting for Gold (1919) .... Jack Kilmeny
    91. Hell-Roarin' Reform (1919) .... Tim
    92. Treat 'Em Rough (1919) .... Ned Ferguson
    93. Fame and Fortune (1918) .... Clay Burgess
    94. Mr. Logan, U.S.A. (1918) .... Jim Logan
    ... aka Jim Logan, U.S.A. (USA: review title)
    95. Who's Your Father? (1918) .... Tom Hartrigger
    96. Ace High (1918) .... Jean Rivard
    97. Western Blood (1918) .... Tex Wilson
    98. Six Shooter Andy (1918) .... Andy Crawford
    99. Cupid's Roundup (1918) .... Larry Kelly
    100. The Law North of 65 (1917)
    101. Tom and Jerry Mix (1917) .... The Foreman
    102. Durand of the Bad Lands (1917) .... Clem Alison
    ... aka Durand of the Badlands
    103. A Soft Tenderfoot (1917) .... The Tenderfoot
    104. Six Cylinder Love (1917) .... Buck Saunders
    105. A Roman Cowboy (1917) .... Bud Ballard
    106. Hearts and Saddles (1917)
    107. The Saddle Girth (1917) .... Tom, a Cowpuncher
    108. The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917) .... Jack Parker
    ... aka Single Shot Parker (USA: reissue title)
    109. Delayed in Transit (1917)
    110. The Luck That Jealousy Brought (1917) .... Joe Barr
    111. Starring in Western Stuff (1917) .... Tom Sage
    112. The Golden Thought (1916) .... Tom Daton
    113. Twisted Trails (1916) .... Tom Snow
    114. Mistakes Will Happen (1916)
    115. The Sheriff's Blunder (1916)
    116. Tom's Sacrifice (1916) .... Tom Miller
    117. A Close Call (1916) .... Dick Masters
    118. An Eventful Evening (1916) .... Jack Winton
    119. A Mistake in Rustlers (1916) .... Tom
    120. The Canby Hill Outlaws (1916) .... Tom Gordon
    ... aka Canbyhill Outlaws (USA)
    121. The Raiders (1916/II) .... Tom Gardner
    122. A Corner in Water (1916)
    123. The Pony Express Rider (1916) .... Tom Orbig
    124. The Taming of Grouchy Bill (1916) .... Tom
    ... aka Taming Grouchy Bill (USA)
    125. Tom's Strategy (1916)
    126. Roping a Sweetheart (1916) .... Tom Walker, a Cowpuncher
    127. A Bear of a Story (1916)
    128. A Western Masquerade (1916)
    129. An Angelic Attitude (1916) .... Tom Miller
    130. Local Color on the A-1 Ranch (1916) .... Tom
    131. Shooting Up the Movies (1916) .... Tom Travis
    132. Legal Advice (1916) .... Tom
    133. Some Duel (1916) .... Tom
    134. The Girl of Gold Gulch (1916)
    135. Taking a Chance (1916) .... Tom Manton
    136. The Cowpuncher's Peril (1916) .... Tom Meyers
    137. Going West to Make Good (1916) .... Tom Gilmore
    138. Crooked Trails (1916) .... Dick Taylor
    139. $5,000 Reward (1916)
    140. Five Thousand-Dollar Elopement (1916)
    141. The Man Within (1916) .... Tom Melford
    142. Too Many Chefs (1916) .... Tom Forde
    143. Along the Border (1916) .... Tom Martin
    144. The Passing of Pete (1916) .... Pete
    145. Making Good (1916) .... Tom
    146. A Mix-Up in Movies (1916) .... Tom
    147. In the Days of Daring (1916)
    148. The Way of the Redman (1916)
    149. On the Eagle Trail (1915) .... Tom Merry
    150. Bad Man Bobbs (1915)
    151. The Impersonation of Tom (1915)
    152. The Tenderfoot's Triumph (1915)
    153. The Chef at Circle G (1915) .... The Ranch Cook
    154. Athletic Ambitions (1915) .... The Wild Man
    155. The Race for a Gold Mine (1915) .... Tom Cummins
    156. The Stagecoach Guard (1915)
    157. The Brave Deserve the Fair (1915) .... Tom Martin
    158. The Foreman's Choice (1915) .... Tom Hickson
    159. The Girl and the Mail Bag (1915) .... Tom Chester
    160. Her Slight Mistake (1915) .... Bill
    161. The Auction Sale of Run-Down Ranch (1915) .... Tom Hickey
    162. The Range Girl and the Cowboy (1915) .... Tom
    163. How Weary Went Wooing (1915) .... Weary
    ... aka Weary Goes A-Wooing (USA)
    164. Never Again (1915/I)
    165. Foreman of Bar Z Ranch (1915) .... Tom Wallace
    166. The Parson Who Fled West (1915)
    167. With the Aid of the Law (1915) .... Lee Russell
    168. The Heart of the Sheriff (1915) .... Sheriff Martin
    169. Pals in Blue (1915) .... Tom
    170. Saved by Her Horse (1915) .... Tom Golden
    171. A Matrimonial Boomerang (1915) .... Tom Champion
    172. An Arizona Wooing (1915) .... Tom Warner
    173. The Face at the Window (1915)
    174. The Conversion of Smiling Tom (1915) .... Smilin Tom
    175. Mrs. Murphy's Cooks (1915) .... Buck Martin
    176. Getting a Start in Life (1915) .... Tom
    177. The Legal Light (1915) .... Pete
    178. Ma's Girls (1915) .... The Gambler
    179. The Outlaw's Bride (1915) .... Richard Sharpe
    180. Jack's Pal (1915) (unconfirmed)
    181. Sagebrush Tom (1915) .... Sagebrush Tom
    182. The Stagecoach Driver and the Girl (1915) .... Tom, the Stagecoach Driver
    183. The Man from Texas (1915) .... Texas
    184. A Child of the Prairie (1915) .... Tom Martin
    185. Hearts of the Jungle (1915)
    186. Slim Higgins (1915) .... Slim Higgins
    187. Bill Haywood, Producer (1915) .... Bill Haywood
    188. Roping a Bride (1915)
    189. Forked Trails (1915)
    190. The Grizzly Gulch Chariot Race (1915)
    191. Cactus Jim's Shop Girl (1915) .... Cactus Jim
    192. Harold's Bad Man (1915)
    ... aka A Story of Luck and Pluck (USA: subtitle)
    193. The Lone Cowboy (1915)
    194. Cactus Jake, Heart-Breaker (1914) .... Bill
    195. The Flower of Faith (1914)
    196. Wade Brent Pays (1914)
    197. The Man from the East (1914) .... Tom Bates
    198. The Lure of the Windigo (1914) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
    199. Saved by a Watch (1914) .... Tom
    200. The Rival Stage Lines (1914) .... Harding Martin
    201. In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914) .... Tom Mingle
    ... aka The Thundering Herd (USA: reissue title)
    202. The Scapegoat (1914) .... Tom Jackson, the Scapegoat
    203. The Sheriff's Reward (1914) .... The Sheriff
    204. If I Were Young Again (1914)
    205. The Ranger's Romance (1914) .... The Ranger
    206. The Telltale Knife (1914) .... Tom Mason
    207. Why the Sheriff Is a Bachelor (1914) .... The Sheriff
    208. Jimmy Hayes and Muriel (1914) .... Jimmy Hayes
    209. Garrison's Finish (1914)
    210. Your Girl and Mine: A Woman Suffrage Play (1914)
    ... aka Your Girl and Mine
    211. The Mexican (1914) .... The Mexican
    212. The Way of the Redman (1914) .... The Redman
    213. The Moving Picture Cowboy (1914) .... Luke Barns
    214. Four Minutes Late (1914)
    215. Hearts and Masks (1914)
    216. The Fifth Man (1914)
    217. The Real Thing in Cowboys (1914) .... Wallace Carey
    218. The Going of the White Swan (1914)
    219. The Lonesome Trail (1914)
    220. Jim (1914/I)
    221. When the West Was Young (1914) .... Indian Chief
    222. Chip of the Flying U (1914) .... Chip
    223. The White Mouse (1914) .... Sergeant Brokaw
    224. Etienne of the Glad Heart (1914) .... Peter
    225. When the Cook Fell Ill (1914) .... Chip
    226. The Wilderness Mail (1914) .... The Outlaw
    227. His Fight (1914)
    228. The Leopard's Foundling (1914)
    229. In Defiance of the Law (1914) .... Cpl. Nome
    230. The Sheep Runners (1914)
    231. The Little Sister (1914/I) .... Second Prospector
    232. A Friend in Need (1914/II) .... Foreman
    233. By Unseen Hand (1914) .... Chief Jackson
    234. Buffalo Hunting (1914)
    235. Finish (1914)
    236. Mother Love vs Gold (1913) .... Pete Jackson
    237. Buster's Little Game (1913) .... Pete
    238. Physical Culture on the Quarter Circle V Bar (1913) .... Williams
    239. Cupid in the Cow Camp (1913) .... Bud Reynolds
    240. The Escape of Jim Dolan (1913) .... Jim Dolan
    241. The Child of the Prairies (1913) .... Fred Watson
    242. The Sheriff and the Rustler (1913) .... The Rustler
    243. The Schoolmarm's Shooting Match (1913) .... Gray
    244. A Muddle in Horse Thieves (1913) .... The Horse Thief
    245. Dishwash Dick's Counterfeit (1913) .... The Rustler
    246. The Silver Grindstone (1913) .... Saloon Keeper
    247. Saved from the Vigilantes (1913) .... Squire Beasley
    248. The Cattle Thief's Escape (1913) .... Pete Becker, a Half Breed
    249. The Rejected Lover's Luck (1913) .... The Indian
    250. Howlin' Jones (1913) .... Robledo
    251. How Betty Made Good (1913) .... The Foreman
    252. The Good Indian (1913) .... The Indian
    253. An Apache's Gratitude (1913) .... Tonto
    254. The Stolen Moccasins (1913) .... Swift Foot
    255. The Taming of Texas Pete (1913) .... The Half-Breed
    256. Made a Coward (1913) .... Pete
    257. Sallie's Sure Shot (1913) .... Injun Sam
    258. The Marshal's Capture (1913) .... The halfbreed
    259. Taming a Tenderfoot (1913) .... Bud Morris
    260. The Only Chance (1913) .... Engineer
    261. The Law and the Outlaw (1913) .... Dakota Wilson
    262. Religion and Gun Practice (1913) .... Kill Kullen
    263. The Noisy Six (1913)
    264. His Father's Deputy (1913) .... Ed Hanley (Sam's partner)
    265. That Mail Order Suit (1913) .... Slim
    266. The Shotgun Man and the Stage Driver (1913) .... The Stage Driver
    267. A Prisoner of Cabanas (1913)
    268. The Life Timer (1913) .... The Sheriff
    269. Pauline Cushman, the Federal Spy (1913)
    270. The Sheriff of Yavapai County (1913) .... Apache Frank (crooked gambler)
    271. Juggling with Fate (1913) .... Andrews the Marshal/Morgan the Outlaw
    272. The Range Law (1913) .... Cowpuncher
    273. How It Happened (1913)
    274. Local Color (1913)
    275. A Reconstructed Rebel (1912)
    276. The 'Diamond S' Ranch (1912)
    ... aka Life on the Diamond S (USA)
    277. The Scapegoat (1912) .... Tom Mason, the Scapegoat
    278. A Cowboy's Best Girl (1912) .... Bull Stokes, a Rough Cowboy
    279. Outlaw Reward (1912)
    280. The Bully of Bingo Gulch (1911) .... Pop Lynd, Owner of Bingo Gulch Ranch
    281. A Romance of the Rio Grande (1911) .... Tom Wilson, a Texas Ranger
    282. The Telltale Knife (1911) .... Tom Mason, a Rustler
    283. Western Hearts (1911) .... Sheriff Strong
    284. Lost in the Jungle (1911) (uncredited) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
    285. Why the Sheriff Is a Bachelor (1911) .... Joe Davis, the Sheriff
    286. Told in Colorado (1911) .... Bill Higgins, a Miner
    287. Wheels of Justice (1911)
    288. Dad's Girls (1911) .... Tom Ralston, the Gambler
    289. Life on the Border (1911) .... Indian Chief
    290. Saved by the Pony Express (1911) .... The Pony Express Rider
    291. Captain Kate (1911) .... Loyal Native
    ... aka Captain Kate; or, The Animal Trainer's Daughter (USA)
    ... aka The Animal Trainer's Daughter
    292. The Rose of Old St. Augustine (1911) .... Black Hawk, a Seminole Indian
    293. Back to the Primitive (1911)
    294. The Man from the East (1911) (unconfirmed)
    295. Two Boys in Blue (1910) (unconfirmed)
    296. Lost in the Soudan (1910)
    297. Ranch Life in the Great Southwest (1910) .... Bronco Buster
    298. The Cowboy's Strategem (1910) (unconfirmed)
    299. The Way of the Red Man (1910) (unconfirmed)
    300. Go West, Young Woman, Go West (1910) (unconfirmed)
    301. The Range Riders (1910)
    302. Trimming of Paradise Gulch (1910) .... One of the Paradise Gulch cowboys
    303. Mr. Mix at the Mardi Gras (1910) (unconfirmed)
    304. Pride of the Range (1910)
    305. Taming Wild Animals (1910)
    306. The Cowboy Millionaire (1909)
    ... aka Fell Heir to a Million Dollars (USA: copyright title)
    ... aka The Millionaire Cowboy (USA: alternative title)


    Watch the Full Silent Movie
    The Heart of Texan Ryan (1917)

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 9 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Thomas Edwin "Tom" Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix;was an American film actor
    and the star of many early Western movies.
    Between 1909 and 1935, Mix appeared in 291 films,
    all but nine of which were silent movies.
    He was Hollywood's first Western megastar and is noted
    as having helped define the genre for all cowboy actors who followed


    Tom Mix, was probably the first screen western megastar,
    Most of his movies were silent.
    However he set the footprints, for a great genre,
    with many more megastars, that were to follow.
    It is believed he helped the young Duke, college footballer,
    on to the sets at Fox, where he met John Ford.
    Here's an interesting quote:-


    Duke is quoted as saying:-

    Quote


    Tom Mix, met us at his boxing ring....where he was working out..he told us,
    he was making a movie in Colorado, and take us along with him and do bits.
    The day after, I met him driving in the gate at Fox Studio, and I said,
    " Good Morning Mr. Mix," and he looked straight through me.


    Tom Mix promised Duke some dialogue roles,
    But all he came up with, was Duke as an extra in
    The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • I think that aside from the false employment offer Tom Mix inadvertantly got Duke started in his acting career. Mix had asked for a box seat to watch U of South Cal football games and the deal worked out was a Private Box for Mix and a number of part time jobs for players on the team at Fox Studios. Both Duke and Ward Bond were in the group that was sent down.

    Greetings from North of the 49th

  • I have never seen any Tom Mix Westerns but, would like to as he is a personality that I grew-up hearing about from my parents.

    Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..

  • If anyone is ever interested to see it, there is a Tom Mix museum in the town of Dewey, Oklahoma. Dewey is just north of Bartlesville which is about 40 minutes north of Tulsa.

    Here's a link for the place.
    http://www.cityofdewey.com/ind…4489-BDAB-B41D3D99054E%7D

    Tbone



    "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."

  • I'm so glad there's a museum in honor of him!!!

    And thanks for the youtube videos!!!

    He had great style. I love the way he desses.

  • Back in the Good Old Days Before The Free-Ways when driving from Phoenix to Tucson you would always pass by the spot where Tom Mix Died and always Stopped and Said Hi !!!
    :shades_smile:
    Chilibill
    :cowboy:

    On October 12, 1940, while driving his 1937 Cord Sportsman through the Arizona desert he took a turn too fast, a suitcase broke loose and struck him in the head and his car plunged into a ravine. The ravine was later named "The Tom Mix Wash" in his honor. A plaque at the location reads: "TOM MIX January 6, 1880 - October 12, 1940 Whose spirit left his body on this spot and whose characterization and portrayals in life served to better fix memories of the old west in the minds of living men.".