classic hollywood: Tom Mix (date of photo: unknown)

January 3, 2011 by  

Tom Mix is an American actor who was a star in many early Western movies.  He made 336 films between 1910 and 1935, with the majority of all films being silent films.  He is known for being Hollywood’s first Western star and opening the gates for other cowboy actors and is known as “The King of Cowboys”.

Tom died on October 12, 1940 when he was driving his 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton on Arizona State Route 1979.  While driving, he came upon a construction barrier ona bridge which was washed away by a flash flood and work crew watched as Mix was unable to brake in time and swerved and rolled into a gully.  According to reports, an aluminum case he had in the car flew and hit him behind the head and shattered his skull and broke his neck and was killed instantly.

I have the following photo of Tom Mix but have been unable to identify what date the photo was taken and where.

If anyone knows, please contact me or post a comment below!  Thank you!!!

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