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Tom Mix Overview:

Legendary actor, Tom Mix, was born Thomas Hezikiah Mix on Jan 6, 1880 in Mix Run, Pennsylvania. Mix died at the age of 60 on Oct 12, 1940 in Florence, AZ and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Tom Mix's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #6 on Dec 12, 1927. In addition, Mix was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2010. He appears on the cover of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Mix was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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This Day in Entertainment History: Dateline… Albuquerque, New Mexico, Arrested!

By C. S. Williams on Oct 12, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Dateline, Albuquerque… Yes, this is actually ; well not actually , just an actual picture of Cowboy-star, , mixed it up, by driving through town in the wee hours of the morning, causing as much racket as a machine gun platoon in action! No, the noise was not actu... Read full article


This Day in Entertainment History: Dateline… Albuquerque, New Mexico, Arrested!

By C. S. Williams on Oct 12, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Dateline, Albuquerque… Yes, this is actually ; well not actually , just an actual picture of Cowboy-star, , mixed it up, by driving through town in the wee hours of the morning, causing as much racket as a machine gun platoon in action! No, the noise was not actu... Read full article


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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.

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.".

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).

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