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Bob Dix (Actor)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2009-07-05
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Hamilton in LIVE AND LET DIE 1973

I was delighted to spend an evening out in Hollywood with Bob Dix, having been invited by him and his woderful wife Mary Ellen.

To say the least, it was an unforgettable day as I felt privileged and honoured to spend it in such warm and friendly company. Both of them are most charming and interesting to be around.

There is much more to say about the life and career of this gentleman that I prefer to use a reliable source...

About Bob Dix:
When Bob and his twin brother did the play, "The Prince and the Pauper," at eleven years of age, he knew he wanted to be an actor like his famous father, Richard Dix. The remark made by his Dad at the time encouraged him; "It looks like you've got it in your blood, Son."

Born May 8, 1935, as a twin ten minutes younger than his brother Richard, Bob grew up in their hometown of Beverly Hills, California. People involved in the movies and their children were always part of his young life.

Bob studied as an actor at the Nation Academy of Theater Arts at Pleasantville, New York the summer he was sixteen. The live stage appearances served as a solid foundation for his future as an actor. Through a friend, Bob was given a test at MGM Studios when he was eighteen years old and the studio signed him to a long-term contract. There he started with a few lines in some of the MGM's movies such as, "The Glass Slipper," The Kings Men," and "Athena," starring Debbie Reynolds, his first Movie Star date. The schooling and experience led to a featured role in the MGM Classic, "Forbidden Planet". To this day the movie has remained a classic.

With the onset of Television, the contract player became part of Hollywood history. After two years with MGM, Bob was released from his contract and became a free lance actor. He worked in numerous movies for 20th Century Fox, "Forty Guns", "The Lone Texan", "Young Jesse James", "Thundering Jets" to mention a few. His work included many of the popular TV shows like, "Gunsmoke," The Rifleman," "Richard Diamond, Private Detective," "Rough Riders," "Death Valley Days," "Sky King" and many more. His credits in the Independent Productions of Hollywood cover a long list which include his part as, "Hamilton," in 007's "Live and Let Die" , still a favorite. Roger Moore and Bob have been close friends since their early MGM days together.

Bob and his wife, Mary Ellen, attends film festivals when time permits. In addition, Bob is an active member of Screen Actors Guild of America and continues to work as an actor and author. The Dix's do not plan to retire as they both believe, "Activity is life". And live it one day at a time.

Recently Bob has been a guest at celebrity shows and film festivals around USA. He said it's been a learning experience and a great opportunity to meet people. As a second generation Hollywood actor, Bob's book, Out of Hollywood, is now available.

Visit Bob Dix' official website for more about him and his famous father, Robert Dix.

Other people involved in Live and Let Die featured on FSWL:
>Clifton James (actor)
>David Hedison (actor)
>Doug Robinson (stuntman)
>George Martin (soundtrack)
>Geoffrey Holder (actor)
>Gloria Hendry (actress)
>Jane Seymour (actress)
>Lois Maxwell (actor)
>Madeline Smith (actress)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Paul McCartney (theme song with The Wings)
>Paul Weston (stuntman)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roger Moore (actor)
>Vic Armstrong (stuntman)

This text was published by Anders Frejdh in July 2009.

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