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Also Known As: Fred Wilcox Died: September 24, 1964
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Birth Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA Profession: director, producer, second unit director, script clerk, publicist, assistant director

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Fred M Wilcox enjoyed success as a director over the course of his Hollywood career, owed mainly to a vast supply of imagination and a fierce attention to detail. In 1926, he was hired by MGM as a publicist. M Wilcox received his start directing films, including work on the drama "Lassie Come Home" (1943) with Roddy McDowall, the adventure "Courage of Lassie" (1946) with Elizabeth Taylor and the Edmund Gwenn drama "Hills of Home" (1948). Shortly thereafter, he received directorial credit for the Jeanette MacDonald musical comedy "Three Daring Daughters" (1948), the fantastical drama "The Secret Garden" (1949) with Margaret O'Brien and the drama "Shadow in the Sky" (1952) with Ralph Meeker. He also appeared in the drama "Tennessee Champ" (1954) with Shelley Winters. in the forties and the sixtiesLater in his career, M Wilcox directed "I Passed For White" (1960). M Wilcox passed away in September 1964 at the age of 57.

Fred M Wilcox enjoyed success as a director over the course of his Hollywood career, owed mainly to a vast supply of imagination and a fierce attention to detail. In 1926, he was hired by MGM as a publicist. M Wilcox received his start directing films, including work on the drama "Lassie Come Home" (1943) with Roddy McDowall, the adventure "Courage of Lassie" (1946) with Elizabeth Taylor and the Edmund Gwenn drama "Hills of Home" (1948). Shortly thereafter, he received directorial credit for the Jeanette MacDonald musical comedy "Three Daring Daughters" (1948), the fantastical drama "The Secret Garden" (1949) with Margaret O'Brien and the drama "Shadow in the Sky" (1952) with Ralph Meeker. He also appeared in the drama "Tennessee Champ" (1954) with Shelley Winters. in the forties and the sixtiesLater in his career, M Wilcox directed "I Passed For White" (1960). M Wilcox passed away in September 1964 at the age of 57.

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DIRECTOR:

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  I Passed for White (1960) Director
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  Tennessee Champ (1954) Director
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  Code Two (1953) Director
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  Shadow in the Sky (1952) Director
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  The Secret Garden (1949) Director
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  Hills of Home (1948) Director
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  Three Daring Daughters (1948) Director
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  Courage of Lassie (1946) Director
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  Lassie Come Home (1943) Director
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  The Mystery of Mr. X (1934) Assistant Director

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1926:
Was hired by MGM as a publicist
1943:
Film directing debut with "Lassie Come Home"
1960:
First film as producer with "I Passed for White" (also screenwriter)

Education

University of Kentucky: -

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