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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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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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.

Tom Mix reportedly made over $6,000,000 (approaching $400 million in early 21st century, inflation-adjusted values) during his 26-year film career.

Credited with revolutionizing the Western film genre by eschewing realism in favor of more fantastical, lighthearted story lines and picturesque visual elements (clean, expensively tailored costumes, etc). He is often presented by film historians as the first 'rhinestone' cowboy.

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