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Russell Hicks (actor)

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Birth nameEdward Russell Hicks
Birth dateJune 4, 1895
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland, United States
Date of deathJune 1, 1957(age 61)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, United States
SpouseVirginia Baker (?-?) 5 daughters

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Russell Hicks (June 4, 1895 - June 1, 1957) was an American film actor. He appeared in nearly 300 films between 1915 and 1956. His first appearance was an uncredited role in The Birth of a Nation (1915). He often appeared as a smooth talking confidence man, as in the W.C. Fields film, The Bank Dick (1940). Distinguished, sauve, and a consummate journeyman actor, Hicks played a variety of judges, corrupt officials and attorneys, working in a variety of mediums almost up until the date of his death. Hicks appeared once in the syndicated western television series The Cisco Kid as an uncle of the Gail Davis character, whom he threatens to disinherit if she marries a known gangster.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and died in Los Angeles, California, from a heart attack.

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