Henry Wilcoxon was an actor born in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies, and best known as a leading man in many of Cecil B. DeMille’s films, also serving as DeMille’s associate producer on his later films.
Henry Wilcoxon was born Harry Frederick Wilcoxon on September 8, 1905 in Roseau, Dominica. His father was Robert Stanley Wilcoxon, manager of the Colonial Bank in Jamaica, and his mother Lurline Minuette Nunes, who had been an amateur theatre actress.”
Following is a summary of the early childhood of Henry and his brother Robert Owen Wilcoxon, from his autobiography.
Harry and Owen were known as ‘Biff’ and ‘Bang’ to friends and family due to fighting skills gained in amateur boxing.