Robert Dix

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Robert Dix
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Born(1935-05-08)May 8, 1935
Los Angeles, California
DiedAugust 6, 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 Richard Dix

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


Biographic data

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 contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. [1] He later appeared in Forbidden Planet (1956), Forty Guns (1957), and other films including a lead role in Maury Dexter's Air Patrol. [2] In the 1960's he appeared in a string of b-movies by Al Adamson including Hell's Bloody Devils , Satan's Sadists , Blood of Dracula's Castle , and Five Bloody Graves . His last role was a doomed agent in Roger Moore's first James Bond Feature, Live And Let Die, being killed before the opening credits during a marching New Orleans funeral that turns out to be his own.

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 owned a home near Demuth Park in Palm Springs, California. [6] He died of respiratory failure at a hospital in Tucson, Arizona, at age 83. [2] [7] He was buried at the Russellville–Dragoon Cemetery in Cochise County, Arizona.[ citation needed ]

Television appearances

In 1961, Dix played the part of Jamie, a lieutenant in the US Cavalry on the television program Gunsmoke and later that same year as “Spotted Wolf”, a love torn Indian hunted by the Cavalry in the S7E10 “Indian Ford”.


1954 Athena ReporterUncredited
1955 Hit the Deck Naval OfficerUncredited
1955 The Glass Slipper Young ManUncredited
1955 Interrupted Melody Man on BeachUncredited
1955 Love Me or Leave Me Assistant DirectorUncredited
1955 The Scarlet Coat Lt. EvansUncredited
1955 The King's Thief Husky
1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow HenryUncredited
1956 Diane Young OfficerUncredited
1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas New Frontier PlayerUncredited
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
1968Las Vegas Strangler
1969 Blood of Dracula's Castle Johnny
1969 Satan's Sadists Willie
1969Wild WheelsKing
1969 Five Bloody Graves Ben Thompson
1970 Hell's Bloody Devils Cunk
1970 Cain's Cutthroats Amison – Gang Leader
1970Horror of the Blood MonstersDr. Manning
1970 The Rebel Rousers Miguel
1970The Red, White, and BlackWalking Horse
1971The KillersRick Wilson
1973 Live and Let Die HamiltonUncredited (dubbed by Shane Rimmer)

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