Shannon Wilcox was an actress who had a recurring role on “Dallas” and appeared in such movies as “Songwriter” and “Frankie and Johnny.” She was also the mother of “The Practice” star Kelli Williams and the widow of “The Godfather” actor Alex Rocco. She died on September 2, 2023, at the age of 80, in Los Angeles. Her death was confirmed by her talent agent Peter Young. In this post, we will explore her age, wiki, bio, family, net worth, and more.
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Shannon Wilcox, ‘Songwriter’ and ‘Dallas’ Actor, Biography Profile:
Date of Birth
October 12, 1943
Age (as of 2023)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Spelman College, New York Film Academy, American Film Institute
Bachelor of Arts in English, Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking
Shannon Wilcox Early Life and Education:
Shannon Wilcox was born on October 12, 1943, in Ohio, to a middle-class family.
She moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with her family when she was a child.
She attended Spelman College, a historically black women’s college, and graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
She then pursued her passion for filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and the American Film Institute, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Filmmaking in 1969.
Shannon Wilcox Family Details:
Alex Rocco (actor, 1975-2015, his death)
Three (two sons and one daughter)
Shannon Wilcox Career Highlights:
Shannon Wilcox was an actress who appeared in several films and television shows, mostly in supporting roles.
She made her film debut in Cheaper to Keep Her (1980), a comedy starring Mac Davis.
She worked with director Garry Marshall in eight films, including Frankie and Johnny (1991), The Princess Diaries (2001), and Raising Helen (2004).
She also appeared in films such as The Border (1982), Legal Eagles (1986), For the Boys (1991), and Se7en (1995).
She played the ex-wife of Willie Nelson’s character in Songwriter (1984), a musical drama directed by Alan Rudolph.
She played the wife of a politician (Dudley Moore) who falls in love with a dying girl (Mary Tyler Moore) in Six Weeks (1982), a romantic drama directed by Tony Bill.
She played the mother of Elisabeth Shue’s character in The Karate Kid (1984), a martial arts film directed by John G. Avildsen.
She had a recurring role as Anita Smithfield, the ex-wife of J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman), on the TV series Dallas in 1990.
She also starred as the ex-wife of a surgeon (Dennis Weaver) on the TV series Buck James in 1987-88.
She guest-starred on several TV shows, such as Starsky & Hutch, Hawaii Five-O, Magnum, P.I., Matlock, ER, and NCIS.