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Art Mix



The Illinois-born, Canadian-reared George Kesterson was a boxer and circus trick rider before turning to Hollywood in the early '20s. In the silent era, he appeared first under his real name, then as Art Mix, the invention of Poverty Row producer/director Victor Adamson (aka Denver Dixon). Kesterson insisted on being billed Art Mix even after a falling out with Adamson/Dixon, for a while appearing under the alias concurrently with Dixon himself and rodeo rider Bob Roberts. Dixon reportedly sued him and he was Colonel Art Smith in at least one film, 1932's Mason of the Mounted. The dispute was settled out of court and Kesterson would appear as Art Mix for the remainder of his career. Under any name, the balding, slightly paunchy Kesterson usually played a good guy, often a deputy or Cattlemen's Association detective, and was easily recognizable for his white Stetson, the tallest in the business. He retired from the screen in the early '50s. Kesterson/Mix was married to Cuban-born silent screen actress Inez Gomez, who supported him in such films as West of the Rockies (1929).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Five Bloody Graves
  • Rawhide
1970
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Citizen
1947
No Score Yet San Antonio
  • Barfly
1945
No Score Yet Mystery Man
  • Bank Robber
1944
No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon
  • Henchman
1942
No Score Yet In Old California
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Nevada City
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet North from the Lone Star
  • Henchman (uncredited)
1941
100% The Westerner
  • Seth Tucker
1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Rancher
1940
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds
  • Brawler
1939
No Score Yet Feud of the Range
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Taming of the West
  • Henchman Blackie Gilbert (uncredited)
1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring
  • Barfly
1939
No Score Yet Starlight over Texas
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy
  • Cavalryman
1938
No Score Yet Heroes of the Alamo
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
  • Autry Impersonator
1937
No Score Yet Ambush Valley
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Winds of the Wasteland
  • Ed - Pony Express Rider (uncredited)
1936
No Score Yet Swifty
  • Squid
1936
No Score Yet Lucky Terror
  • Scooter
1936
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range
  • Rube
1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range
  • Dick
1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider
  • Road Crew Guard
1935
No Score Yet Trail Drive
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain
  • henchman
1934
No Score Yet Kid Millions
  • Desert Rider
1934
No Score Yet Way of the West
  • Henchman Tim
1934
No Score Yet Honor of the Range
  • Posse Member (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid
  • Henchman (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet Sagebrush Trail
  • Henchman
1933
No Score Yet The Dude Bandit
  • Art
1933
No Score Yet Lightning Range
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Young Blood
  • Henchman Hank Morris
1932
No Score Yet The Riding Tornado
  • Corson Hand Collier (uncredited)
1932
No Score Yet Cornered
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Fighting Thru
  • Posse Rider (uncredited)
1930
No Score Yet Romance of the Wasteland
  • Actor
1924
No Score Yet Silent Western, The - V. 1
  • Actor

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