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Collin Wilcox (actress)

Personal information
Birth dateFebruary 04, 1935
Place of birthCincinnati, Ohio,
United States
Date of deathOctober 14, 2009(age 74)
Death placeHighlands, North Carolina,
United States
OccupationFilm, stage, and television actress
Years active1953 2003
SpouseWalter Beakel (divorced);
Geoffrey Horne (divorced);
Scott Paxton (1979 2009; her death)

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Collin Wilcox (February 4, 1935 October 14, 2009) was an American actress in film, on stage and television. She was also credited as Collin Wilcox-Horne or Collin Wilcox-Paxton.

She was born in Cincinnati and moved with her family to Highlands, North Carolina, as a baby. She made her professional debut in Chicago as part of the improvisational group, The Compass Players, which included Mike Nichols, Elaine May, and Shelley Berman. In 1958, Wilcox won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance in The Day Money Stopped on Broadway. She starred in the 1961 play Look, We've Come Through with Burt Reynolds on Broadway. She replaced another actress in the 1963 revival of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude and then went on to do the 1965 play The Family Way, both on Broadway.

Wilcox is perhaps best known for her role in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, in which she played Mayella Violet Ewell, who falsely accuses Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) of raping her. Her best-known television appearance may have been The Twilight Zone episode "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" in 1964. In 1974, she co-starred with Peter Falk and Robert Conrad in the Columbo episode "An Exercise in Fatality".

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