Fred M Wilcox

Director, Producer, Publicist
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 ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1907 in Tazewell, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Director (7)

I Passed For White 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Tennessee Champ 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Hills of Home 1948 (Movie)

(Director)

Courage of Lassie (Movie)

(Director)

Lassie Come Home (Movie)

(Director)

Shadow in the Sky (Movie)

(Director)

Three Daring Daughters (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

I Passed For White 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

University of Kentucky

Lexington , Kentucky

Milestones

1960

First film as producer with "I Passed for White" (also screenwriter)

1942

Film directing debut with "Lassie Come Home"

1926

Was hired by MGM as a publicist

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