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      Henry Wilcoxon

      Henry Wilcoxon

      Highest Rated: 100% That Hamilton Woman (1941)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975)

      Birthday: Sep 8, 1905

      Birthplace: Dominica, British West Indies

      The life of Henry Wilcoxon was as epic as his adventures onscreen. His mother died when he was 11 months old; his father shipped him to England, where the young Wilcoxon became the ward of neglectful foster parents. He languished away in the attic, afflicted by rickets and lice. Fortunately, he was athletic and resilient; he took up boxing and then became an actor. He played Captain Cook on the London stage and finally found his way to Hollywood. Cecil B. DeMille heard the actor's sonorous accent in a screen test and promptly made him Marc Anthony to Claudette Colbert's Cleopatra. His second film with DeMille was a flop, relegating the actor to the backwater Republic Pictures, but Wilcoxon helped pen a patriotic speech for his role as the chaste vicar in "Mrs. Miniver"; it was so moving that President Roosevelt used it as propaganda. After a stint in the Coast Guard during World War II, Wilcoxon appeared with Bing Crosby in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" and made more pictures with DeMille: "Unconquered" and "Samson and Delilah." He also produced the Academy Award-winning "The Greatest Show on Earth" as well as "The Ten Commandments." After the director's death, in 1959, Wilcoxon appeared mostly on TV, though he had roles in the swashbuckler "The War Lord" and the legendary Rodney Dangerfield comedy "Caddyshack," where he spoofed his old vicar.

      Highest rated movies

      That Hamilton Woman
      The Crusades
      Mrs. Miniver
      Unconquered
      The Ten Commandments
      Cleopatra
      The President's Mystery
      Caddyshack

      Photos

      Henry Wilcoxon MRS. MINIVER, Henry Wilcoxon, 1942, bombed out London church in World War II CLEOPATRA, Henry Wilcoxon, 1934 CLEOPATRA, Henry Wilcoxon, Claudette Colbert, 1934 THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, 1935 THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, Heather Angel, Henry Wilcoxon, 1936 THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young, 1935. THE CRUSADES, Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, 1935. KEEP SMILING, Jane Withers, Gloria Stuart, Henry Wilcoxon, 1938 CLEOPATRA, Henry Wilcoxon, 1934 THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young, 1935. THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young, 1935. THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, 1935. THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, 1935. THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young, 1935. THE CRUSADES, C. Aubrey Smith, Henry Wilcoxon, 1935. THE MINIVER STORY, Walter Pidgeon, Greer Garson, Henry Wilcoxon, 1950 THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young, 1935. THE CRUSADES, Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young, 1935 UNCONQUERED, Victor Varconi, Henry Wilcoxon, Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Ward Bond, Virginia Campbell, 1947

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 18% Sweet Sixteen Greyfeather (Character) - 1983
      72% 87% Caddyshack The Bishop (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 54% The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan Harrington (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Every Day Was the Fourth of July Judge Henry J. Wheeler (Character) - 1978
      67% 56% F.I.S.T. Win Talbot (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Express Rider Trevor Kingman (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 36% Against a Crooked Sky Cut Tongue/Narrator (Character) - 1975
      14% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Silent Film Director (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Log of the Black Pearl Alexander Sand (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tribe Cana (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 71% Man in the Wilderness Indian Chief (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Badge or the Cross Bishop Andrade (Character) - 1971
      67% 61% The War Lord Frisian Prince (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 66% The Buccaneer Producer - 1958
      84% 87% The Ten Commandments Pentaur (Character) - 1956
      50% 53% The Greatest Show on Earth Gregory, FBI agent (Character),
      Associate Producer
      - 1952
      No Score Yet 83% Scaramouche Chevalier de Chabrillaine (Character) - 1952
      44% 51% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Sir Lancelot (Character) - 1949
      56% 59% Samson and Delilah Prince Ahtur (Character) - 1949
      86% 66% Unconquered Capt. Steele (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Inspector Geoffrey James (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Doughboy Oliver Lawrence (Character) - 1943
      93% 84% Mrs. Miniver Vicar (Character) - 1942
      100% 84% That Hamilton Woman Captain Hardy (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 54% The Corsican Brothers Count Victor Franchi (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Frank Jordan (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Road Bob Trent (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Sea Raider Captain Jimmy Madden (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 61% Tarzan Finds a Son! Mr. "Sandee" Sande (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Danger Captain Andre Duvac (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Five of a Kind Dr. Scott Williams (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 75% If I Were King Captain of the Watch (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep Smiling Jonathan Rand (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Nurse Dale (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 46% Mysterious Mr. Moto Anton Darvak (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Alone Capt. Nicolai Ilyinski (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 45% Souls at Sea Lieutenant Tarryton (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 67% Jericho Capt. Mack (Character) - 1937
      80% No Score Yet The President's Mystery James Blake (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 31% The Last of the Mohicans Major Heyward (Character) - 1936
      100% 44% The Crusades Richard (Character) - 1935
      83% 67% Cleopatra Marc Antony (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Princess Charming Capt. André Launa (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Self-Made Lady Bert Taverner (Character) - 1932

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Chief Locagoan (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Captain Rick Ballinger (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965