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Dix Bruce

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Raised within the Midwest, Dix Bruce used your guitar at age 12. After university, he transferred to the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay Region, where he started employed in David Grisman’s music group and, from 1978 to 1984, co-edited the mag Mandolin World Information with Grisman. Also in 1978, Bruce founded the music group REGRESS TO SOMETHING EASIER & Push, highlighted on his record Tuxedo Blues. Furthermore to frequent program work, he completed a second record, My Folk Center and contributed first music towards the film documentary Crazy Tires. And he provides published many instructional books, tapes, and movies through Mel Bay Magazines. Bruce can be section of a electric guitar duo with Jim Nunally which has led to the albums From Fathers to Sons, JUST HOW Things Are, IN MY OWN Beautiful Wish, and 2003’s Brothers in mind.

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Full Name Dix Bruce
Albums Jeremy Cohen: Violin Jazz


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#Fact
1 By the time Dix started the Whistler series, he was a heavy drinker and subject to hiccups.
2 In 1953 his son, Richard Dix Jr., was killed in an accident at a logging camp near Ponderosa, California.
3 Was Roger Moore's mother's favorite actor.
4 Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, in the Whispering Pines section, lot #2387.
5 Daughter, with Coe, Martha Mary Ellen
6 Children, with Webster, Richard Jr. and Robert Dix (twins), Sara Sue (adopted)


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Thirteenth Hour 1947 Steve Reynolds
The Secret of the Whistler 1946 Ralph Harrison
Mysterious Intruder 1946 Don Gale
Voice of the Whistler 1945 John Sinclair / John Carter
The Power of the Whistler 1945 William Everest
The Mark of the Whistler 1944 Lee Selfridge Nugent
The Whistler 1944 Earl C. Conrad
The Ghost Ship 1943 Capt. Will Stone
Top Man 1943 Tom Warren
The Kansan 1943 John Bonniwell
Buckskin Frontier 1943 Stephen Bent
American Empire 1942 Dan Taylor
Eyes of the Underworld 1942 Police Chief Richard Bryan
Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die 1942 Wyatt Earp
Badlands of Dakota 1941 Wild Bill Hickok
The Roundup 1941 Steve Payson
Cherokee Strip 1940 Marshal Dave Lovell
Men Against the Sky 1940 Phil Mercedes
The Marines Fly High 1940 Lt. Danny Darrick
Reno 1939 William Shayne aka Bill Shear
Here I Am a Stranger 1939 Duke Allen
Man of Conquest 1939 Sam Houston
Twelve Crowded Hours 1939 Nick Green
Sky Giant 1938 Capt. W.R. 'Stag' Cahill
Blind Alibi 1938 Paul Dover
It Happened in Hollywood 1937 Tim Bart
The Devil Is Driving 1937 Paul Driscoll
Devil's Playground 1937 Jack Dorgan
Devil's Squadron 1936 Paul Redmond
Special Investigator 1936 William 'Bill' Fenwick, aka Richard 'Dick' Galt
Yellow Dust 1936 Bob Culpepper
Transatlantic Tunnel 1935 Richard McAllan
The Arizonian 1935 Clay Tallant
West of the Pecos 1934 Pecos Smith
His Greatest Gamble 1934 Phillip
Stingaree 1934 Stingaree
Day of Reckoning 1933 John Day
Ace of Aces 1933 2nd Lt. Rex 'Rocky' Thorne
No Marriage Ties 1933 Bruce Foster
The Great Jasper 1933 Jasper Horn
The Conquerors 1932 Roger Standish / Roger Lennox
Hell's Highway 1932 Duke Ellis
Roar of the Dragon 1932 Chauncey Carson
The Lost Squadron 1932 Gibson
Secret Service 1931 Captain Lewis Dumont
The Public Defender 1931 Pike Winslow
Young Donovan's Kid 1931 Jim Donovan
The Stolen Jools 1931 Short Richard Dix
Cimarron 1931 Yancey Cravat
Shooting Straight 1930 Larry Sheldon aka Ted Walters
Lovin' the Ladies 1930 Peter Darby
Seven Keys to Baldpate 1929 William Halliwell Magee
The Wheel of Life 1929 Capt. Leslie Yeullet
Nothing But the Truth 1929 Robert Bennett
Redskin 1929 Wing Foot
The Love Doctor 1929 Dr. Gerald Summer
Moran of the Marines 1928 Michael Moran
Warming Up 1928 Bert Tulliver
Easy Come, Easy Go 1928 Robert Parker
Sporting Goods 1928 Richard Shelby
The Gay Defender 1927 Joaquin Murrieta
Shanghai Bound 1927 Jim Bucklin
Man Power 1927 Tom Roberts
Knockout Reilly 1927 Dundee 'Knockout' Reilly
Paradise for Two 1927 Steve Porter
The Quarterback 1926 Jack Stone
Say It Again 1926 Bob Howard
Let's Get Married 1926 Billy Dexter
Womanhandled 1925 Bill Dana
The Vanishing American 1925 Nophaie
The Lucky Devil 1925 Randy Farnum
Men and Women 1925 Will Prescott
The Shock Punch 1925 Randall Lee Savage
A Man Must Live 1925 Geoffrey Farnell
Too Many Kisses 1925 Richard Gaylord, Jr
Manhattan 1924 Peter Minuit
Sinners in Heaven 1924 Alan Croft
Unguarded Women 1924 Douglas Albright
Icebound 1924 Ben Jordan
The Stranger 1924 Larry Darrant
The Call of the Canyon 1923 Glenn Kilbourne
The Ten Commandments 1923 John McTavish - Her Son
To the Last Man 1923 Jean Isbel
Racing Hearts 1923 Robby Smith
The Woman with Four Faces 1923 Richard Templar
Souls for Sale 1923 Frank Claymore
Quicksands 1923 Lt. Bill
The Christian 1923 John Storm
The Glorious Fool 1922 Billy Grant
The Sin Flood 1922 Bill Bear
The Bonded Woman 1922 Lee Marvin
Fools First 1922 Tommy Frazer
Yellow Men and Gold 1922 Parrish
The Wall Flower 1922 Walt Breen
The Poverty of Riches 1921 John Colby
Dangerous Curve Ahead 1921 Harley Jones
All's Fair in Love 1921 Bobby Cameron
Not Guilty 1921 Paul / Arthur Ellison (twins)
One of Many 1917 James Lowery - Butler

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yellow Dust 1936 "I Live Just for Today", uncredited
The Arizonian 1935 performer: "Love's Old Sweet Song Just a Song at Twilight" 1884 - uncredited
Stingaree 1934 performer: "Tonight Is Mine" 1934 - uncredited
The Lost Squadron 1932 "Auld Lang Syne" 1788, uncredited
Lovin' the Ladies 1930 "Silver Threads Among the Gold" 1873, uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Guilty 1921 producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 1934 Short Himself (uncredited)
The Voice of Hollywood No. 3 1930/II Short Himself / Master of Ceremonies
A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic 1929 Short Himself (uncredited)
Fascinating Youth 1926 Himself - Richard Dix
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 8 1923 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 15 1922 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Duke Ellis, 'Hell's Highway' (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Memories 1951 Documentary short Himself
Land of Liberty 1939 Yancey Cravat (edited from: Cimarron)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1608 Vine Street.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1931 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Cimarron (1931)


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