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Orville Nix Net Worth

Orville Nix Net Worth is
$2 Million

Orville Nix Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Orville Orhel Nix (April 16, 1911 – January 17, 1972) was a witness to the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. His filming of the event is considered nearly as important as the more famous Abraham Zapruder film.Nix, reported to have only a fourth grade education, was an air conditioning engineer working for the General Services Administration in Dallas. On November 22, 1963, he walked from his office in the Terminal Annex building located on the south side of Dealey Plaza to the northwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and Houston Street with a Keystone Auto-Zoom Model K-810 8 mm movie camera. Nix filmed the motorcade as it entered the Plaza, then quickly moved 20 to 60 feet west of Houston Street to the south curb of Main Street where he captured the last part of the assassination and the grassy knoll in the background. Shortly after the motorcade had left Dealey Plaza, he filmed people running from Main Street to Elm Street.Orville Nix's film is darker than the others, because he used Type A indoor film, and did not have the proper filter to correct this.The Nix film was obtained as a result of a notice that the FBI gave to film processing plants in the Dallas area, that the FBI would be interested in obtaining or knowing about any film they processed relating to the assassination. When Nix heard about this from his processor, he delivered the film to the FBI office in Dallas on December 1, 1963. It was returned to him three days later.United Press International purchased the copyright for $5,000 and took possession of the original film from Nix on December 6, 1963. UPI distributed frame enlargements to its news subscribers the following day. The original was examined by the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978. When UPI returned the copyright and all its copies to the Nix family in 1992, the original film was missing. In 2002, the Nix family assigned the copyright of the film to the Dallas County Historical Foundation, which operates the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.Nix was interviewed in 1966 by investigator Mark Lane for his documentary Rush to Judgment. In a filmed interview undertaken by Lane, he also stated that the film he received back was not identical to the one that he shot. He told Lane that at the time of the assassination, he believed that the shots came from behind the fence on the grassy knoll, but was later told that conclusive proof existed that shots only came from the Texas School Book Depository and that he was convinced by this. He was also interviewed by CBS News in 1967 for a television documentary on the Kennedy assassination.
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Date Of Birth1911-04-16
Died1972-01-17
ProfessionCinematographer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseElla Louise Robison

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nix Film of Kennedy Assassination1963Documentary short

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rush to Judgment1967DocumentaryHimself - Witness to Assassination, Took Photos

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes1992DocumentaryHimself - Witness (uncredited)

Known for movies


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