Collin Wilcox Paxton (1935–2009)

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Actress Collin Wilcox extended her given name twice over the duration of her professional acting career -- billing herself as Collin Wilcox-Horne and Collin Wilcox Paxton, to be exact. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Highlands, North Carolina, and her interest in theater was sparked by her parents, Jack H. and Virginia Wilcox, who ... See full bio »

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Known For

To Kill a Mockingbird Mayella Violet Ewell
Jaws 2 Dr. Elkins


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 2003 A Touch of Fate
Mrs. Kline
 1998 Carriers (TV Movie)
Martha Collin
 1998 American Gothic (TV Series)
Mrs. Gardner
- Ring of Fire (1998) ... Mrs. Gardner
 1996 The Crying Child (TV Movie)
Rachel Martin
 1996 Twisted Desire (TV Movie)
Rose Stanton (as Collin Wilcox-Paxton)
 1994-1995 Christy (TV Series)
Swannie O'Teale
- Green Apples (1995) ... Swannie O'Teale (uncredited)
- Ghost Story (1995) ... Swannie O'Teale
- The Sweetest Gift (1994) ... Swannie O'Teale
- Pilot: Part 2 (1994) ... Swannie O'Teale
- Pilot: Part 1 (1994) ... Swannie O'Teale
 1995 Fluke
 1994 Christy (TV Movie)
 1993 The Portrait (TV Movie)
 1992 Death in Small Doses (TV Movie)
 1991 Wildflower (TV Movie)
Bessie Morgan
 1987 Foxfire (TV Movie)
Madge Burton
 1985 Marie
 1979 Under This Sky (TV Movie)
Susan B. Anthony
 1979 A Rainy Day (Short)
Mother (as Collin Wilcox)
 1978 Jaws 2
Dr. Elkins (as Collin Wilcox)
 1977 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Beth Novak
- To Run and Hide (1977) ... Beth Novak (as Collin Wilcox)
 1977 September 30, 1955
Jimmy J.'s Mother (as Collin Wilcox)
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Mrs. Reed
- The Barking Dog (1977) ... Mrs. Reed (as Collin Wilcox)
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Martha Harrison
- A Good Smack in the Mouth (1977) ... Martha Harrison (as Collin Wilcox)
 1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (TV Series)
Nancy Rosing
- Men with No Past (1976) ... Nancy Rosing (as Collin Wilcox)
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Annie Beanvil
- A Home Is Not a House (1976) ... Annie Beanvil (as Collin Wilcox)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
- Wasteland (1975) ... (as Collin Wilcox)
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
Mrs. Owens (as Collin Wilcox-Horn)
 1975 The Family Holvak (TV Series)
Ella Vane
- Willing Heart (1975) ... Ella Vane (as Collin Wilcox)
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Ellen Cantwell
- The Death Watch (1975) ... Ellen Cantwell (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Ruth Stafford
- An Exercise in Fatality (1974) ... Ruth Stafford (as Collin Wilcox)
 1974 A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Movie)
Bess Millard (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1972-1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Vera Marks / Phyllis
- Bobby Loved Me (1974) ... Vera Marks (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
- Devil's Playground (1972) ... Phyllis (as Collin Wilcox Horne)
 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie)
Mistress Bryant (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1973 The Man Who Could Talk to Kids (TV Movie)
Honor Lassiter
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Katherine 'Kate' Evans
- Betrayed (1973) ... Katherine 'Kate' Evans (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Madovan
- Some People in a Park (1973) ... Mrs. Madovan (as Collin Wilcox)
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bess Frye
- Jubilee (1972) ... Bess Frye (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Molly Cameron
- Alter-Ego (1972) ... Molly Cameron (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1972 The Waltons (TV Series)
Reverend Ethel Prissom
- The Sinner (1972) ... Reverend Ethel Prissom (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Ella Fisher
- The Decent Thing to Do (1972) ... Ella Fisher (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Elizabeth Flanders
- His Fiddlers Three (1972) ... Elizabeth Flanders (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
- Eye of the Storm (1972) ... Verna (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Maxine Chandler
- Dagger in the Mind (1971) ... Maxine Chandler (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Claudia Welsley
- The Shattered Man (1971) ... Claudia Welsley (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1971 Jump
April Mae (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Clarice Evans
- The Rainbow Butcher (1970) ... Clarice Evans (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1970 The Baby Maker
Suzanne (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1970 The Revolutionary
Ann (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1970 Catch-22
Nurse Cramer (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
 1968 The Sound of Anger (TV Movie)
Ann Kochek (as Collin Wilcox)
 1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Sage Madison
- The Sage Hen (1968) ... Sage Madison (as Collin Wilcox)
 1968 The Name of the Game Is Kill!
Diz Terry (as Collin Wilcox)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Vicky Anderson
- Square House (1968) ... Vicky Anderson (as Collin Wilcox Horne)
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sarah Keogh
- The Barren Ground (1967) ... Sarah Keogh (as Collin Wilcox)
 1967 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Ellie Walker
- The Death Bag (1967) ... Ellie Walker (as Collin Wilcox)
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
- The Insider (1967) ... Frances (as Collin Wilcox)
 1966-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Hanna / Stella
- Passage into Fear (1967) ... Hanna (as Collin Wilcox)
- The Baby Sitter (1966) ... Stella (as Collin Wilcox)
 1965-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Mary Turner / Laura McElvey
- Approach with Care (1966) ... Mary Turner (as Collin Wilcox)
- The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1965) ... Laura McElvey (as Collin Wilcox)
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Lisa Rand
- The Treasure Seekers (1966) ... Lisa Rand (as Collin Wilcox)
 1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Katy Douglas
- Reunion - Italian Style (1966) ... Katy Douglas (as Collin Wilcox)
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Marilyn Andrews / Rita Bernard / Elinor Stafford
- Only a Child (1965) ... Marilyn Andrews (as Collin Wilcox)
- A Taste for Vengeance (1963) ... Rita Bernard (as Collin Wilcox)
- Ordeal (1963)
- The Benefactor (1962) ... Elinor Stafford (as Collin Wilcox)
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Nancy Landau
- An Unweeded Garden (1965) ... Nancy Landau (as Collin Wilcox)
 1964-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Selina / Thedy Sue Hill
- The Monkey's Paw--A Retelling (1965) ... Selina (as Collin Wilcox)
- The Jar (1964) ... Thedy Sue Hill (as Collin Wilcox)
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Susan Morgan
- Autumn Without Red Leaves (1964) ... Susan Morgan (as Collin Wilcox)
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Marilyn Cuberle
- Number 12 Looks Just Like You (1964) ... Marilyn Cuberle (as Collin Wilcox)
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Elizabeth Cross
- Teeth of the Lion (1964) ... Elizabeth Cross (as Collin Wilcox)
 1964 Route 66 (TV Series)
- Is It True There Are Poxies at the Bottom of Landfair Lake? (1964) ... Diana (as Collin Wilcox)
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
- The Day of the Long Night (1963) ... Emmy (as Collin Wilcox)
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Dorris Chevenix
- The Twisted Rope (1963) ... Dorris Chevenix (as Colin Wilcox)
 1962-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Lorena Henty / Winona Pine
- Sister Mike (1963) ... Lorena Henty (as Collin Wilcox)
- Solomon's Choice (1962) ... Winona Pine (as Collin Wilcox)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Mayella Violet Ewell (as Collin Wilcox)
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Angela Crain
- Angie, You Made My Heart Stop (1962) ... Angela Crain (as Collin Wilcox)
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Francie Pavanos / Ann Gratzner
- Pressure (1962) ... Francie Pavanos (as Collin Wilcox)
- Takeover (1962) ... Ann Gratzner (as Collin Wilcox)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Velvet Glove (1960) ... Mary (as Collin Wilcox)
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Coyote Moon (1959) ... Julie (as Collin Wilcox)
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Elizabeth Joplin
- Family Man (1959) ... Elizabeth Joplin (as Collin Wilcox)
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Frankie Addams
- The Member of the Wedding (1958) ... Frankie Addams (as Colin Wilcox)
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Barefoot Soldier (1957) ... (as Collin Wilcox)
 1953 Twice Upon a Time
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Period of Adjustment", at the Royal Court Theatre in an English Stage Company production with Bernard Braden, Carmen Munroe and Neil McCallum in the cast. Roger Graef was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Collin Wilcox Horne | Colin Wilcox | Collin Wilcox | Collin Wilcox-Horn | Collin Wilcox-Horne | Collin Wilcox-Paxton


Scott Paxton  (her death)  (1 child) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I had known girls from that kind of background. [At the audition] all the other girls trying out for the part were overly made up; they had curly, clean hair and wore brassieres and high heels. I wore a secondhand dress, tennis shoes with holes in them, and dirty little white socks. I rubbed cold cream through my hair--and that's why my hair looked so dirty -- CWP, reflecting on her role as "... See more »


First husband Walter Beakel directed her and Ben Piazza in a 1961 presentation of "Romeo and Juliet". See more »

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