Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1896-06-18 · Deathday: 1972-12-07 (76 years old) · Place of Birth: Atlas, Illinois, USA
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Art Mix (born George Washington Kesterson; June 18, 1896 – December 7, 1972), was an American character actor from the 1920s until the mid-1940s. Prior to becoming an actor, Mix worked as a circus performer and a boxer. He initially appeared under his real name, Kesterson, before being given his stage name of Mix by Victor Adamson. During his career he appeared in over 200 film shorts and feature films. Although most of his roles were in smaller and bit parts, he would sometimes be cast in a featured role, such as in 1932's Border Devils, starring Harry Carey. Rarely, he was even given the lead role, as in the 1935 "B"-western, The Rawhide Terror.Of his more than 90 feature films, some of the more notable include: Sagebrush Trail (1933), starring John Wayne; the 1939 classic Gunga Din, starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; and the Academy Award-winning The Westerner, starring Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan.In 1929, Mix won a lawsuit over the use of his professional name. A judge granted an injunction restraining actor Denver Dixon from using the name Art Mix "until one year after the release date of Kesterson's last picture of a series being made under contract with the J. Charles Davis Productions."Mix married the Cuban-American actress, Inez Gomez. He died on December 7, 1972, at the age of 76, in Riverside, California. Mix is buried under his stage name in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Movies & TV shows
King of the Cowboys
The Sons of the Pioneers and Roy Rogers went undercover to help stop World War II sympathizers from blowing up the United States. The warehouses have things in them.
The Lone Star Trail
After being framed by land- grabbers and spending two years in jail, rancher Blaze Barker returned to Dead Falls. Paroled, he can't have a gun, but he is assisted by a marshal. The gang is trying to g...
As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. He locked up the operator Lafe because he realized he could escape...
Outlaws of Stampede Pass
Tom Evans (Jon Dawson), nephew of U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), has just trailed his cattle to Yucca City, where he intends to sell to Ben Crowley (Harry Woods), owner of practically ev...
Hoppy Serves a Writ
The Jordan brother's and their outlaw gang operate outside the law when Hoppy crosses over into Oklahoma pretending to be a cattle buyer. After receiving an unfriendly reception when he finds them, he...
A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner.
Silver City Raiders
With Silver City Raiders, perennial western sidekick Russell Hayden launched his own starring series. Hayden plays "Lucky", the same character he'd previously essayed in the Hopalong Cassidy films. Th...
The Lone Prairie
Hayden enters the lawless prairie in which criminals have had free reign to manipulate the innocent settlers.
Shut My Big Mouth
A shy horticulturist becomes involved with a local criminal in the old west.
In Old California
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine,...
Frontier justice is meted out over the suspicious death of a railroad mogul's partner.
Pardon My Gun
In this western, a rancher is ambushed, killed, and robbed, but for some reason the killers through his money pouch in the bushes without opening it. Later a woman happens upon the cash and finds hers...
Bad guys plot to trick a newly arrived Eastern girl out of a ranch which belongs to her infant ward. Roy, of course, saves the ranch for the girl. Songs include "I'm Headin's for the Home Corral," "He...
Dawn on the Great Divide
White men dressed as Indians are being used to attack a wagon train of railroad supplies led by Buck Roberts and Jim Corkle are trying to stop them.
Sons of the Pioneers
A singing entomologist (Roy Rogers) acts meek to help a juggling sheriff (George "Gabby" Hayes) solve ranch raids.
Ridin' Down the Canyon
Roy Rogers takes on crooked wartime profiteers in the musical western Ridin' Down the Canyon. Posing as solid citizens, the crooks spend their evening hours stealing horses from local ranchers, then s...
Romance on the Range
Romance on the Range is a 1942 American film. Fur theives are looting the traps on the ranch where Roy is foreman and they have murdered one of Roy's friends.
Down Rio Grande Way
Slightly more elaborate than most Charles Starrett westerns, Down Rio Grande Way is set in the mid-19th century, when the Republic of Texas was poised to join the Union. Starrett plays Texas Ranger St...
Riding Through Nevada
Riding Through Nevada is a western starring Charles Starrett
Hands Across the Rockies
Wild Bill Hickock (Bill Elliott) and Cannonball (Dub Taylor) help two young people in love (Mary Daily and Stanley Brown) and bring the murderer (Kenneth MacDonald) of Cannonball's father to justice.
The Son of Davy Crockett
Dave Crockett (Bill Elliott) comes to the aid of ranchers living on the Yucca Strip, who want their area made part of the United States. A greedy land baron, however, wants the property as his own.
Jesse James at Bay
When Jesse learns that Krager is cheating settlers, he and his gang rob trains to get the money they need to purchase their land. Krager found a Jesse look alike in Burns and hired him to destroy the ...
Two Virginians are about to start a new life in Texas when they see a stagecoach being held up. They decided to make off with the loot after robbing the robbers. They didn't see each other for a long ...
Robin Hood of the Pecos
Robin Hood of the Pecos is a 1941 American film starring Roy Rogers and directed by Joseph Kane. Following the Civil War, the South still faced many dangers not the least of which were the armies of c...
The conflict between a railroader and a stage line owner is being aggravated by bad guys who are sabotaging both sides. Roy and Gabby mediate the conflict and expose the bad guys.
Across the Sierras
Elliott is hunted by Curtis who has spent six years behind bars because of his testimony. After knocking out several baddies and putting up with the zany antics of his sidekick Taylor, Elliott guns do...
Drifter Cole Harden is accused of stealing a horse and faces hanging by self-appointed Judge Roy Bean, but Harden manages to talk his way out of it by claiming to be a friend of stage star Lillie Lang...
Bad Man from Red Butte
A cowboy arrives in a town, and is immediately mistaken for his twin brother who is wanted for murder.
His Arizona hometown of Torpedo invites Gene back to be the honorary sheriff of the Frontier Days Celebration.
A Union officer escapes from a Confederate prison and races to intercept $5 million in gold destined for the Confederates. A Confederate sympathizer and a Mexican bandit are trying to prevent him from...
Beyond the Sacramento
Bill learns that two con artists whom he has dealt with before are at it again. Crowley runs the saloon and Adams the newspaper and both are highly respected by the citizens. Bill has foiled their sch...
Adventures of Red Ryder
Calvin Drake employs a group of low-lifes to drive away land owners along the path of a new railroad; Red Ryder opposes this strategy.
The Border Legion
The doctor is wanted by the law in New York. Steve Kells arrives in an area that is controlled by an outlaw gang called the Border Legion. Kells was kidnapped and forced to remove the bullet from the ...
Winners of the West
Beyond Hell's Gate Pass is territory controlled by a man who calls himself King Carter; he uses a variety of schemes to prevent the railroad from being built, for fear it will finish his control of (w...
Rough Riders' Round-up
Roy Rogers is a cowboy who joins the Border Patrol, only to have his buddy Tommy get killed at a local saloon. Determined to get revenge at any cost, Roy and Rusty cross the border in search of Arizon...
Let Freedom Ring
A Harvard man fights a railroad baron with a disguise and the power of the press.
British army sergeants Ballantine, Cutter and MacChesney serve in India during the 1880s, along with their native water-bearer, Gunga Din. While completing a dangerous telegraph-repair mission, they u...
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The Lone Ranger...
Code of the Fearless
Fred Jamison was kicked out of the Rangers when it was discovered that he was a member of Red's gang. There is only a plot between Fred and the Ranger Captain. The Rangers will be able to bring all of...
Henry Goes Arizona
A New Yorker moves West when he inherits an Arizona ranch.
Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake and his team attempt to prevent "The Wasp" from stealing and using a new Radium invention.
Wisecracking showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself trapped in a Wyoming town when her new employer closes the show prematurely. She meets ranch foreman Charles "Slim" Martin when he accuses her of lift...
Pride of the West
The men of Nixon and Caldwell robbed the stage, and then criticized the Sheriff for not catching them. Mary sent Hoppy to find the money and bring in the rest of the gang as her father was under press...
At rodeos, Denby is being bet on by Regan with counterfeit money. Regan has Tex accused of murder when he appears and wins all the events. Stubby and Pee Wee keep the Sheriff off his trail when Tex is...
Adventure in Sahara
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt. To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson soon followed by his fia...
To increase profits for his shipping company, Lynch has goaded the Indians to attack both the telegraph line and the new railroad. When Lynch sells rifles to the Indians, Rod Farrell captures Lynch an...
Another of the Charles Starret westerns that was billed above the title as a "Peter B. Kyne Production" and story in which Kyne had nothing to do with the production or the story other than allowing h...
Guns of the Pecos
A singing cowboy (Dick Foran) thwarts a thieving judge and courts a woman (Anne Nagel) in Texas.
Born to the West
Dare Rudd takes a shine to his cattleman cousin Tom's girlfriend who asks Tom to hire Dare to head the big cattle drive. Dare loses the money for the drive to cardsharps, but Tom wins it back, but Dar...
Ace owns just about everything around except for the Bank, which is owned by John Ware. Ace also has his eye on Judy, but Judy only has eyes for Clay. Since Ace is a crook, he holds up the stage and h...
The Devil's Saddle Legion
Tal is in a lot of trouble. Seems that his father has been murdered while he was in Montana and they put the blame on him. Also, he has been framed and sentenced to 10 years hard labor for another mur...
The Old Wyoming Trail
In an effort to compete with Republic's popular songfest Westerns, fours music numbers -- including Tumbling Tumbleweeds -- were added to The Old Wyoming Trail, an otherwise average Charles Starrett v...
Outlaws of the Prairie
Charles Starrett plays two-fisted frontiersman Dart Collins in this slick Columbia "B" western. Collins wants to find out who's behind a series of gold-shipment robberies. So does heroine Judy Garfiel...
Dodge City Trail
With the increasing popularity of Republic's sagebrush crooner Gene Autry, rival company Columbia found it necessary to add a musical element to this Charles Starrett Western released in early 1937. A...
Song of the Saddle
Frank Sr. sells his supplies to Hook, but then Hook has the Bannion Boys bushwhack his wagon to get the money back. Frank is murdered, but Junior gets away. He comes back 10 years later to settle the ...
After he's accused of a series of stagecoach robberies, an innocent man has to find the real crooks.
A sharpshooter in a traveling sideshow is falsely accused of murdering a local miner.
A singing secret agent tracks down renegades at President Lincoln's request.
Rustlers of Red Dog
A movie serial in 12 chapters: After gold is discovered in the town of Nugget, the titular band of thieves and cutthroats inundates the frontier settlement. A group of three compatriots -- upstanding...
The Ghost Rider
Jim Bullard escapes from prison and returns to settle matters with the Rascob's that framed him. He kills two of them leaving an ace as his calling card. Bull remembers the deck of cards that fell whe...
Intent on avenging his father's murder, Roy Neal and his sidekick Rusty find themselves in the border town of Gladstone where Neal is mistakenly arrested for the robbery of a mail truck. After escapin...
Clay Tallant comes to Silver City, Arizona in the 1880s and encounters wide-spread lawlessness and disorder, unscrupulous politicians, outlaws galore and brow-beaten citizens. He accepts the position ...
Three cowboys buy a ranch but have to fight off gunmen to keep it.
Cyclone of the Saddle
Sent by the Army, Andy Thomas poses as a renegade to find out who has been harassing the wagon trains.
The Cowboy and the Bandit
Bill travels to a new state after the outlaw Scarface saves him from a lynch mob. There he takes a job on the Barton ranch and joins in the fight against gang leader Larkin. Finding a wounded Scarface...
Ken and his sister are separated while young when the Indians attack their wagon train. Ken, now grown, is sent after the outlaw known as the Golden hair Girl only to find that she's his long lost sis...
The Way of the West
Government agent Gordon, working undercover, is investigating a cattleman sheepman war. The Culprit is Horton and when Horton kills Parker he frames Gordon. His identity revealed, the Sheriff lets Gor...
The Red Rider
"Red" Davison(Buck Jones), the sheriff of Sun Dog, sacrifices his job and his good name to save his best friend, "Silent" Slade from the hangman's noose, following a framed-up court decision which sen...
The Rawhide Terror
Twelve renegades dressed as Indians kill the parents of two brothers. The brothers who have similar birth marks then separate. Ten years later a man known as the Rawhide Terror is murdering the renega...
The Gallant Fool
The circus arrives in Great Shows. Rainey Big Ben and Kit Denton, the star of the show, are informed that no representation will be allowed in the city, and that their presence is not desired by the l...
The Thrill Hunter
A blowhard cowboy talks himself into a job as a movie stunt man.
Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that 'Jones', one of ...
Heroes of the West
Efforts to build a transcontinental railroad are resisted by crooks and Indians on the warpath.
An Innocent Man
John Wayne is back with a vengeance! Wrongly imprisoned for murder, John Brant (Wayne) makes a daring escape and infiltrates a ruthless gang of outlaws to find the real killer. But he raises the suspi...
Lawless Valley is an American western first released in 1932, directed by J.P. McGowan. The film is based on a story by Oliver Drake and stars Lane Chandler, Gertrude Messinger, Richard Cramer, J.P. M...
A reformed gunfighter battles a crooked sheriff who used to be a member of his gang.
The Wild Horse Stampede
Cowboy Jack Carter, the proud owner of the Australian shepherd Bunk, accepts the challenge of corralling 10,000 wild horses within a 10-day period. With the enormous sum for his efforts, Jack prepares...
A government agent investigates a ring that is smuggling Chinese aliens across the border from Mexico. His investigation takes him to the Grand Canyon. He finds a dazed girl wandering around who has b...