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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward Russell Hicks (June 4, 1895 – June 1, 1957) was an American film actor. Born in 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland, Hicks 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, suave and a consummate actor, Hicks played a variety of judges, corrupt officials, businessmen and attorneys, working in a variety of mediums almost until 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 died in Los Angeles, California, from a heart attack.
June 4, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
June 1, 1957
1916 IntoleranceExtra (uncredited) 1938 You Can't Take It With YouKirby's Attorney (uncredited) 1939 Union PacificSergeant (uncredited) 1940 Virginia CityArmistead 1940 The Return of Frank JamesProsecutor 1940 The Bank DickJ. Frothingham Waterbury 1940 The Mortal StormRector 1941 Sergeant YorkGeneral (uncredited) 1941 The Little FoxesWilliam Marshall 1941 They Died with Their Boots OnColonel of 1st Michigan 1941 Western UnionProvisional Governor 1942 Tarzan's New York AdventureJudge Abbotson 1945 Scarlet StreetJ.J. Hogarth 1949 Samson and DelilahLord of Ashkelon 1949 The FountainheadBanner Board Member (uncredited)Limited to the 15 most popular items