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American actor

Tom Mix is ...

Dead
Born 6 Jan 1880 in Pennsylvania
Died 12 Oct 1940 in Florence
Age60 years, 9 months
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Tom Mix
Tom Mix
For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. Tom Mix, der König der Cowboys, der augenblicklich höchstbezahlte Filmschauspieler der Welt befindet sich zu Vergnügungszwecken in Berlin.

About Tom Mix

Thomas Edwin Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix; January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940) 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 star and helped define the genre as it emerged in the early days of the cinema.

Death

On October 12, 1940, after visiting Pima County Sheriff Ed Echols in Tucson, Arizona, Mix headed north toward Phoenix on U.S. Highway 80 (now Arizona State Route 79), driving his 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton. He stopped to call his agent at the Oracle Junction Inn, a popular gambling and drinking establishment, then continued toward Phoenix. About eighteen miles south of Florence, Mix came upon construction barriers at a bridge washed away by a flash flood. Unable to stop in time, his car swerved twice, then overturned in a gully. A large aluminum suitcase containing money, traveler's checks, and jewels, situated on the package shelf behind his head, hurled forward and struck him, breaking his neck. He was 60 years old.

His funeral took place at the Little Church of the Flowers in Glendale, California, on October 16, 1940, and was attended by thousands of fans and Hollywood personalities. He was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

A small stone memorial marks the site of his death on State Route 79, and the nearby gully is known as "Tom Mix Wash". The marker bears the inscription: "In memory of Tom Mix, 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."

Films

Tom Mix has worked on the following films:

Riders of the Purple Sage
1925 film by Lynn Reynolds
1925
Sky High
1922 film by Lynn Reynolds
1922
The Untamed
1920 film by Emmett J. Flynn
1920
The Wilderness Trail
1919 film by Edward LeSaint
1919
Destry Rides Again
1932 film by Benjamin Stoloff
1932
Treat 'Em Rough
1919 film by Lynn Reynolds
1919
My Pal, the King
1932 film by Kurt Neumann
1932
Rough Riding Romance
1919 film by Arthur Rosson
1919
The Best Bad Man
1925 film by John G. Blystone
1925
In the Days of the Thundering Herd
American silent film by Colin Campbell from 1914
1914
The Fourth Horseman
1932 film by Hamilton MacFadden
1932
Rustlers' Roundup
1933 film by Henry MacRae
1933
The Texas Bad Man
1932 film by Edward Laemmle
1932
The Rider of Death Valley
1932 film by Albert S. Rogell
1932
Flaming Guns
1932 film by Arthur Rosson
1932
Tumbling River
1927 film by Lewis Seiler
1927
The Night Horsemen
surviving 1921 American silent film western directed by Lynn Reynolds
1921
Outlaws of Red River
1927 film by Lewis Seiler
1927
Three Jumps Ahead
1923 film by John Ford
1923
Terror Trail
1933 film by Armand Schaefer
1933
Mr. Logan, U.S.A.
1918 film by Lynn Reynolds
1918
The Circus Ace
1927 film by Benjamin Stoloff
1927
My Own Pal
1926 film by John G. Blystone
1926
Daredevil's Reward
1928 film by Eugene Forde
1928
The Texan
1920 film by Lynn Reynolds
1920
Hidden Gold
1932 film by Arthur Rosson
1932
No Man's Gold
1926 film by Lewis Seiler
1926
Cupid's Round Up
1918 film by Edward LeSaint
1918
The Lone Star Ranger
1923 film by Lambert Hillyer
1923
For Big Stakes
1922
The Feud
1919
3 Gold Coins
1920
The Last of the Duanes
1924 film by Lynn Reynolds
1924
The Heart Buster
1924 film by Jack Conway
1924
Briton and Boer
1909 film by Francis Boggs
1909
The Film Parade
1933 film by J. Stuart Blackton
1933
The Big Town Round-Up
1921 film by Lynn Reynolds
1921
The Daredevil
1920 silent film
1920