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.

MINI BIO:

Dark, hawk-faced American star of silent cowboy films, a former deputy sheriff and rodeo rider who liked to dress flamboyantly in films at his peak but also to do his own stunts. His famous horse, Tony, who outlived him by two years, as almost as popular as his master. After making hundreds of westerns over a 25-year period, Mix's star career was ended in 1933 when he was badly injured in a fall from a horse. In later years he was said to have lost a million dollars backing a circus, and was trying for a comeback as a character actor when he was killed in a car crash. Directed many of his early films from Local Color (1913) to Who's Your Father? (1918). Five times married.

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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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Author Clifford Irving wrote a "historical fiction" novel, "Tom Mix and Pancho Villa", about Mix's involvement with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa and his supposedly joining Villa's army in the fight against dictator Porfirio Díaz in the bloody Mexican civil wars of the early 20th century. While it's known that Mix did spend time in Mexico during that violent era and had mentioned years later that he had in fact met Villa, it's not known if their association was as close as Irving claimed it was in the novel.

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

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

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