Robert 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.

Robert Dix
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 (19561959, divorce)
Anna May Slaughter
Darlene Lucht
Parent(s)Richard Dix

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 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

In 1961, Dix played the part of Jamie, a Lieutenant in the US Cavalry on the television program Gunsmoke.


Year Title Role Notes
1955Hit the DeckNaval OfficerUncredited
1955The Glass SlipperYoung ManUncredited
1955Interrupted MelodyMan on BeachUncredited
1955Love Me or Leave MeAssistant DirectorUncredited
1955The Scarlet CoatLt. EvansUncredited
1955The King's ThiefHusky
1955I'll Cry TomorrowHenryUncredited
1956DianeYoung OfficerUncredited
1956Meet Me in Las VegasNew Frontier PlayerUncredited
1956Forbidden PlanetCrewman Grey
1956Screaming EaglesPvt. Peterson
1957Forty GunsChico Bonell
1958Thundering JetsLt. Jimmy Erskine
1958Frankenstein's DaughterPolice Det. Bill Dillon
1959Lone TexanCarpetbagger
196013 Fighting MenLt. Wilcox
1960Young Jesse JamesFrank James
1961The Little Shepherd of Kingdom ComeCaleb Turner
1962Air PatrolSgt. Bob Castle
1965Deadwood '76Wild Bill Hickok
1968The Road HustlersMark Reedy
1968Las Vegas Strangler
1969Blood of Dracula's CastleJohnny
1969Satan's SadistsWillie
1969Wild WheelsKing
1969Five Bloody GravesBen Thompson
1970Hell's Bloody DevilsCunk
1970Cain's CutthroatsAmison - Gang Leader
1970Horror of the Blood MonstersDr. Manning
1970The Rebel RousersMiguel
1970The Red, White, and BlackWalking Horse
1971The KillersRick Wilson
1973Live and Let DieHamiltonUncredited (Dubbed by Shane Rimmer)


  1. 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
  2. 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
  4. "Asks Divorce". The Record. New Jersey, Hackensack. Associated Press. March 26, 1963. p. 56. Retrieved November 14, 2018 via
  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
  6. "Actor Robert Dix passes away at 83". Times of India.

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