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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 19 May 1910Rochester, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 June 1955New York, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

His father was a physician in Rochester, New York, who died when Wilcox was 16. He attended the University of Southern California but soon dropped out. A talent scout spotted him in a summer-stock production of "The Petrified Forest" and a series of "B" movies followed. In 1937 he married Florence Rice, daughter of sportswriter Grantland Rice. They divorced two years later. Wilcox left Hollywood at the start of World War II to serve in the Army, first as a private and eventually as a captain. In 1950 he married the twice-divorced Diana Barrymore who chronicled their bouts with alcoholism in her 1957 autobiography, "Too Much, Too Soon." (She dedicated the book to him.) Wilcox was making a train trip back to his hometown of Rochester when he was found dead in his berth.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Spouse (2)

Diana Barrymore (17 October 1950 - 11 June 1955) (his death)
Florence Rice (1937 - 1939) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

Died, of a heart attack, on a train near Rochester, New York.
Is portrayed by Ed Kemmer in Too Much, Too Soon (1958)
Was a recovering alcoholic when he met Diana Barrymore. They celebrated his getting out of rehab by drinking. Their stormy five-year marriage consisted of public fights, affairs with others, and constant skirmishes with the law.
Diana's memoir "Too Much, Too Soon" was dedicated to Wilcox.
Is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Rochester, New York.

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