Russell Hicks

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Russell Hicks
Russell Hicks (1937), in Fit For A King.jpg
Russell Hicks (1937), in Fit for a King
Born Edward Russell Hicks
(1895-06-04)June 4, 1895
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died June 1, 1957(1957-06-01) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1915-1956
Spouse(s) Virginia Baker (?-?) 5 daughters

Russell Hicks (June 4, 1895 – June 1, 1957) was an American film actor. He appeared in nearly 300 films between 1915 and 1956. His first appearance was an uncredited role in The Birth of a Nation (1915). He often appeared as a smooth talking confidence man, as in the W.C. Fields film, The Bank Dick (1940). Distinguished, suave, and a consummate journeyman actor, Hicks played a variety of judges, corrupt officials and attorneys, working in a variety of mediums almost up until the date of his death. Hicks appeared once in the syndicated western television series The Cisco Kid as an uncle of the Gail Davis character, whom he threatens to disinherit if she marries a known gangster.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and died in Los Angeles, California, from a heart attack.

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