Henry Wilcoxon

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  • Birth Name: Harry Frederick Wilcoxon
  • Birth Place: Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies
  • Died: March 6, 1984
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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  • In early life, made a living as a salvage diver, tailor and prizefighter.
  • Badly burned his hands during the filming of 1941's Lady Hamilton, when he extinguished a flaming wig on Laurence Olivier's head.
  • Served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant.
  • His brother, Robert Owen Wilcoxon, was killed in 1940 while assisting troops during the evacuation of Dunkirk.
  • Starred in and produced a number of films with his good friend Cecil B. DeMille.
  • In 1980's Caddyshack, played the golf-obsessed Bishop Pickering, who is struck by lightning during a storm after being told by his caddy (Bill Murray) to "keep playing. I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite awhile."
  • His 1991 posthumously published autobiography is titled Lionheart in Hollywood, a reference to him having played King Richard the Lionhearted in 1935's The Crusades.

Relationships

  • Lurleene Minuette Núñez de Córdoba — Mother
  • Wendy Joan — Daughter
  • Cecilia Dawn — Daughter
  • Joan Woodbury — Ex-wife
  • Sheila Garrett Browning — Ex-wife
  • Robert Owen Wilcoxon — Brother
  • Heather Ann — Daughter
  • Robert Stanley Wilcoxon — Father

Details

  • Birth Name: Harry Frederick Wilcoxon
  • Birth Place: Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies
  • Died: March 6, 1984
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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