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 Ruth <I>Mix</I> Hill

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Ruth Mix Hill Famous memorial

Birth
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 21 Sep 1977 (aged 65)
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Burial Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 28707819 View Source

Actress. Born in Oklahoma. The daughter of Tom and Olive Stokes Mix. Ruth was educated at Maysville College. Her father was the legendary cowboy Tom Mix. She started her acting career following in her father's footsteps. In the mid 1920s she starred in several silent films. She made a total of twelve westerns, particularly The Tonto Kid, Fighting Pioneers, Saddle Aces and Gunfire all made in 1935. In 1936 she starred in three cliffhanger serials, The Black Coin, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand, and Custer's Last Stand. After her Hollywood career, she joined her father's circus and wild west show, she was a trick rider. The Mix circus went bust and their last performance was in Pecos, Texas in September, 1938. Ruth was married three times, first to Douglas Gilmore, her second husband was Howard Tillman Cragg, and her final husband was William Hickman Hill. Ruth and William had three children together. She was 65 years old at the time of her death.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Annette Epps Alva Scott
  • Added: 1 Aug 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28707819
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28707819/ruth-hill : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Mix Hill (13 Jul 1912–21 Sep 1977), Find a Grave Memorial ID 28707819, citing Buena Vista Burial Park, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .