Robert Dix

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Robert Dix
Born(1935-05-08)8 May 1935
Los Angeles, California
Died6 August 2018(2018-08-06) (aged 83)
Tucson, Arizona
Other namesBob Brimmer
Years active1954–1974
Spouse(s)Janet Lake (1956–1959, divorce)
Anna May Slaughter
Darlene Lucht
Parent(s)Richard Dix

Robert Dix (born Robert Warren Brimmer, May 8, 1935 – August 6, 2018) was an American film actor. He appeared in 50 films between 1954 to 1974.

Biographic data[edit]

Dix was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor Richard Dix. As a teenager, he left home after his mother remarried.[1]

Dix initially was billed as Bob Brimmer, using his legal name. For a year, he worked with the National Academy of Theater Arts in New York City. Following that experience, he gained a two-year contact with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1] He later appeared in Forbidden Planet (1956), Forty Guns (1957), and other films.[2]

On May 31, 1956, Dix married actress Janet Lake in Las Vegas. They divorced in 1959.[3] Later he was married to Anna May Slaughter, a nightclub singer,[4] and Darlene Lucht.[5]

Dix died of respiratory failure at a hospital in Tucson, Arizona. He was 83.[2][6]

Television appearances[edit]

1961 Gunsmoke Played the part of Jamie, a Lieutenant in the US Cavalry.


Year Title Role Notes
1954 Athena Reporter Uncredited
1955 Hit the Deck Naval Officer Uncredited
1955 The Glass Slipper Young Man Uncredited
1955 Interrupted Melody Man on Beach Uncredited
1955 Love Me or Leave Me Assistant Director Uncredited
1955 The Scarlet Coat Lt. Evans Uncredited
1955 The King's Thief Husky
1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow Henry Uncredited
1956 Diane Young Officer Uncredited
1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas New Frontier Player Uncredited
1956 Forbidden Planet Crewman Grey
1956 Screaming Eagles Pvt. Peterson
1957 Forty Guns Chico Bonell
1958 Thundering Jets Lt. Jimmy Erskine
1958 Frankenstein's Daughter Police Det. Bill Dillon
1959 Lone Texan Carpetbagger
1960 13 Fighting Men Lt. Wilcox
1960 Young Jesse James Frank James
1961 The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Caleb Turner
1962 Air Patrol Sgt. Bob Castle
1965 Deadwood '76 Wild Bill Hickok
1968 The Road Hustlers Mark Reedy
1968 Las Vegas Strangler
1969 Blood of Dracula's Castle Johnny
1969 Satan's Sadists Willie
1969 Wild Wheels King
1969 Five Bloody Graves Ben Thompson
1970 Hell's Bloody Devils Cunk
1970 Cain's Cutthroats Amison - Gang Leader
1970 Horror of the Blood Monsters Dr. Manning
1970 The Rebel Rousers Miguel
1970 The Red, White, and Black Walking Horse
1971 The Killers Rick Wilson
1973 Live and Let Die Hamilton Uncredited


  1. ^ a b Yager, Elisabeth (February 9, 1961). "Bob Dix, Actor Son Of Film Star, Pleased With His Latest Roles". Freeport Journal-Standard. Illinois, Freeport. p. 7. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via open access
  2. ^ a b Barnes, Mike (August 7, 2018). "Robert Dix, Actor in 'Forbidden Planet' and 'Forty Guns,' Dies at 83". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 15 November 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Actor Robert Dix Must Pay $20 Week to Child". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. January 23, 1959. p. Part 3 - 1. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via open access
  4. ^ "Asks Divorce". The Record. New Jersey, Hackensack. Associated Press. March 26, 1963. p. 56. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via open access
  5. ^ Sone, Tamara H. (January 19, 2012). "Demuth Park a friendly haven in Palm Springs". The Desert Sun. California, Palm Springs. p. My Desert 3. Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via open access
  6. ^ "Actor Robert Dix passes away at 83". Times of India.

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