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Wallace Maynard "Wally" Cox (December 6, 1924 – February 15, 1973) was an American comedian and actor, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States. He appeared in the U.S. television series Mister Peepers from 1952 to 1955, plus several other popular shows, and as a character actor in over 20 films. Cox was the voice of the popular animated canine superhero Underdog. Although often cast as a meek milquetoast, he was actually quite athletic as well as a military veteran. He married three times.
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Wallace Maynard Cox (December 6, 1924 – February 15, 1973) was an American comedian and actor, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States. He appeared in the U.S. television series Mr. Peepers (1952–1955), plus several other popular shows, and as a character actor in over 20 films. Cox was the voice of the popular animated canine superhero Underdog. Although often cast as a meek milquetoast, he was actually quite athletic as well as a military veteran. He married three times and was a close friend of Marlon Brando.
Cox was born in Detroit, Michigan. When he was 10, he moved with his divorced mother, mystery author Eleanor Blake, and a younger sister to Evanston, Illinois, where he became close friends with a neighborhood child, Marlon Brando. Cox's family moved frequently, eventually to Chicago, Illinois, then New York City, then back to Detroit, where he graduated from Denby High School.
During World War II Cox and his family returned to New York City, where he attended City College of New York. He next spent four months in the Army, and on his discharge attended New York University. He supported his invalid mother and sister by making and selling jewelry in a small shop and at parties, where he started doing comedy monologues. These would lead to regular performances at nightclubs, such as the Village Vanguard, beginning in December 1948. He became the roommate of Marlon Brando, who encouraged him to study acting with Stella Adler. Cox and Brando remained close friends for the rest of Cox's life, and Brando appeared unannounced at Cox's wake. Brando is also reported to have kept Cox's ashes in his bedroom and conversed with them nightly.
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Smirnoff vodka (1957), DuMont televisions (1949), Salvo Detergent (1960), Canada Dry's Sport Cola (1970)
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passed away on 15th Feb 1973 aged 48. |||
Wally Cox passed away on 15th Feb 1973 aged 48.
Wally Cox was previously married to Patricia Tiernan (1966 - 1973), Milagros Fink (1962 - 1966) and Marilyn Gennaro (1953 - 1961).
He was also in relationships with Marlon Brando (1955 - 1973).
Wally Cox is a 48 year old American Actor. Born Wallace Maynard Cox on 6th December, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan and educated at Denby High School, he is famous for Mr. Peepers in a career that spans 1948–1973. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Wally Cox is a member of the following lists:
Male actors from Evanston, Illinois,
Donaldson Award winners and
Male actors from Detroit, Michigan.
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