Fred Wilcox

Active - 1943 - 1960  |   Born - in Tazewell, VA  |   Genres - Drama, Romance

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American director Fred Wilcox was educated at the University of Kentucky and started out in the film industry working as a publicist for MGM, He then spent a few years as an assistant to King Vidor and worked as a second unit director before making his solo debut at the helm of the successful Lassie Come Home in 1943. In 1949, he made a beautiful version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden starring Margaret O'Brien and Dean Stockwell. In the mid-'50s, Wilcox adapted Shakespeare's Tempest into the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet. It remains one of Wilcox's best-known films.

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