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Fred M. Wilcox (1907–1964)

Fred McLeod Wilcox was born in Tazewell, Virginia, on December 22, 1906, one of six children born to James Wilcox, a Kentucky optometrist and drugstore owner, who was married six times, twice to one woman. His six children were from his first wife. Wilcox's six siblings (his father adopted his niece after the death of his sister in 1912) included ... See full bio »

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Known For

Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet Director
(1956)
Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home Director
(1943)
The Secret Garden
(1949)
Courage of Lassie
(1946)

Filmography

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 1956 Forbidden Planet (as Fred McLeod Wilcox)
 1953 Code Two
 1948 Hills of Home
 1938 Joaquin Murrieta (Short) (as Fred Wilcox)
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 1938 Paradise for Three (second unit director: Austria - uncredited)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X (assistant director - uncredited)
 1933 The Solitaire Man (assistant director - uncredited)
 1933 Turn Back the Clock (assistant director - uncredited)
 1933 Men Must Fight (assistant director - uncredited)
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 1960 I Passed for White (screenplay)
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 1960 I Passed for White (producer)
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 1929 Hallelujah (assistant to director - uncredited)
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 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (acknowledgment: the non-musical sequences represent outstanding contributions by)

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He worked with his nephew-in-law, producer Nicholas Nayfack, on Forbidden Planet (1956) and was planning to direct a big-budget MGM sequel, to be titled "Robot Planet", when Nayfack died unexpectedly in 1958. See more »

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