Tom Mix

Actor, Director, Producer
Rodeo performer who became one of the leading cowboy stars and top personalities of the silent era, appearing in, directing and producing over 100 two-reelers for Selig Polyscope in the teens. Mix signed on with Fox in ... Read more »
Born: 01/05/1880 in Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Sky High 1921 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trailin' 1920 (Movie)

Anthony Woodbury (Actor)

Big Diamond Robbery (Movie)

Tom Markham (Actor)

Chasing the Moon (Movie)

Dwight Locke (Actor)

Desert Love (Movie)

(Actor)

Dick Turpin (Movie)

Dick Turpin (Actor)

Everlasting Whisper (Movie)

Mark King (Actor)

Flaming Guns (Movie)

(Actor)

For Big Stakes (Movie)

"Clean-Up" Sudden (Actor)

Hands Off (Movie)

Tex Roberts (Actor)

Heart of Texas Ryan (Movie)

(Actor)

Hidden Gold (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Tony (Movie)

"Red" Ferris (Actor)

King Cowboy (Movie)

(Actor)

Last of the Duanes (Movie)

Duck Duane (Actor)

My Own Pal (Movie)

Tom O'Hara (Actor)

My Pal, the King (Movie)

Tom Reed (Actor)

No Man's Gold (Movie)

Tom Stone (Actor)

North of Hudson Bay (Movie)

Michael Dane (Actor)

Outlawed (Movie)

Tom Manning (Actor)

Outlaws of Red River (Movie)

Tom Morley (Actor)

Painted Post (Movie)

(Actor)

Rider of Death Valley (Movie)

Tom Rigby (Actor)

Rough Diamond (Movie)

Hank Sherman (Actor)

Silver Valley (Movie)

Tom Tracey (Actor)

Son of the Golden West (Movie)

(Actor)

Terror Trail (Movie)

Tom Munroe (Actor)

The Circus Ace (Movie)

Tom Terry (Actor)

The Cyclone (Movie)

(Actor)

The Fourth Horseman (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great K & A Train Robbery (Movie)

Tom Gordon (Actor)

The Last Trail (Movie)

Tom Dane (Actor)

The Lucky Horseshoe (Movie)

Tom Foster (Actor)

The Rainbow Trail (Movie)

Lassiter (Actor)

The Untamed (Movie)

(Actor)

Tony Runs Wild (Movie)

Tom Trent (Actor)

Tumbling River (Movie)

Tom Gier (Actor)
Writer (1)

Chasing the Moon (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Rodeo performer who became one of the leading cowboy stars and top personalities of the silent era, appearing in, directing and producing over 100 two-reelers for Selig Polyscope in the teens. Mix signed on with Fox in 1917 and gained wide popularity for his action-packed, stunt-filled features. He later toured with the Ringling Bros. Circus but returned to the screen in 1932 to make a string of sound Westerns for Universal.

Relationships

E E Mix

Father

Elizabeth Smith

Mother

Olive Mix

Wife
divorced wrote biography of Mix, "The Fabulous Tom Mix"

Ruth Mix

Daughter

EDUCATION

left school in the fourth grade

Milestones

1940

Died off a broken neck after overturnng hsi car on an Arizona highway

Bonus Trivia

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"There are two life stories of Tom Mix. The one sedulously propagated during his stardom had him behaving heroically in half-a-dozen wars, rounding up outlaws as a US Marshal, and chatting happily in four Indian languages, as befitted one whose great-grandfather had translated the Bible into Osage. The truth, established by a young relative, Paul Mix, is more prosaic. His war service was largely imaginary, and ended in desertion; he was, briefly, a deputy sheriff; and he really was a cowboy with The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, a Wild West show which sued him for horse-stealing. And this legendary Westerner was born, not in El Paso, as he said, but in rural Pennsylvania. But the poseur was still a great showman."--"The Illustrated Who's Who of the Cinema," edited by Ann Lloyd and Graham Fuller (1983)

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