Michael Wilding Jr: Facts About Elizabeth Taylor’s Son With Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding Jr

These days it is normal when the popularity of a close member of the family spills down to the others. When one became successful and well-known, his or her life is looked in. Questions are being asked as people get curious about their lives. British and American actress Elizabeth Taylor has gathered fame and recognition for herself.

Elizabeth Taylor has made her name in the entertainment industry, becoming one of the best in the business. You might already know about Elizabeth Taylor and her stardom but do you know she has a son called Michael Wilding Jr with stage, television, and film actor, Michael Wilding? Let’s delve into the life of Michael Wilding Jr then.

Michael Wilding Jr: Bio Summary

NameMichael Wilding Jr.
Date of birth January 6, 1953
Famous asElizabeth Taylor’s Son
ParentsElizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding
SiblingsChristopher Wilding, Liza Todd, Maria Burton

Early Life & Family

Michael Wilding Jr was welcomed into the world on the 6th of January 1953, in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is 69 years old as of 2022. He is an American by nationality. He was born to Elizabeth Taylor and her second husband Michael Wilding.

Michael Wilding Jr’s parents first met in 1948 while filming The Conspirator in England. They started a romantic relationship when Elizabeth Taylor returned to film Ivanhoe in 1951. They got married in a low-key wedding ceremony at Caxton Hall in London on February 21, 1952.

Michael Wilding Jr’s father Michael Wilding was 20 years Elizabeth Taylor’s senior but Elizabeth found their age gap appealing, as she wanted “the calm and quiet and security of friendship” from their relationship; he hoped that the marriage would aid his career in Hollywood.

Michael Wilding Jr’s mother Elizabeth Taylor grew older and more confident in herself, and she began to drift apart from Michael Wilding, whose failing career was also a source of marital strife.  When Elizabeth was away filming Giant in 1955, gossip magazine Confidential caused a scandal by claiming that he had entertained strippers at their home.

Michael Wilding Jr’s parents announced their separation on July 18, 1956. In January 1957, they got divorced. Michael Wilding Jr has a biological brother called Christopher Edward. Christopher was born on February 27, 1955. He is 67 years old as of 2022. Michael Jr has half-siblings as well.

Michael Wilding Jr has a half-sister from his mother’s side called Liza Todd, born on August 6, 1957, and she is 65 years old as of 2022. Maria Burton who was born on August 1, 1961, was adopted by Michael Jr’s mother Elizabeth Taylor.

Michael Wilding Jr’s maternal grandparents Francis Lenn Taylor (1897–1968), an art dealer, and Sara Sothern (née Sara Viola Warmbrodt, 1895–1994), a retired stage actress were United States citizens, both originally from Arkansas City, Kansas.

Personal Life

Michael Wilding Jr pursued a career in the entertainment industry as an actor. His work is credited to Dallas (1978), Deadly Illusion (1987), and Blame It on the Night (1984). He is a married man. He has been married to Brooke Palance since August 28, 1982.

Brooke Palance is an actress, known for Empire of the Ants (1977), The Clairvoyant (1982), and The Four Deuces (1975). Michael Wilding Jr and Brooke Palance share a son named Tarquin Palance Wilding.

Michael Wilding Jr was previously married to Beth Clutter. They were married for two years before they eventually got separated in 1972. Michael Jr and Beth Clutter are parents of two daughters. Their daughters are Laela Wilding and Naomi deLuce Wilding.

Michael Wilding Jr also had a relationship with Johanna Lykke-Dahn before meeting Brooke Palance.

Michael Wilding Jr.’s Mother

Elizabeth Taylor was a British and American actress. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the world’s highest-paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life.

In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema. She made her acting debut with a minor role in the Universal Pictures film There’s One Born Every Minute (1942), but the studio ended her contract after a year.

Elizabeth Taylor was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and became a popular teen star after appearing in National Velvet (1944). She transitioned to mature roles in the 1950s when she starred in the comedy Father of the Bride (1950). She was in the drama A Place in the Sun (1951).

Also Read: Liza Todd: Facts About Elizabeth Taylor’s Daughter With Mike Todd

Elizabeth Taylor got roles in the mid-1950s, beginning with the epic drama Giant (1956), and starred in several critically and commercially successful films in the following years. These included two film adaptations of plays by Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959); Taylor won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for the latter.

Elizabeth Taylor became the second celebrity to launch a perfume brand, after Sophia Loren. She was one of the first celebrities to take part in HIV/AIDS activism. She co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985 and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. From the early 1990s until her death, she dedicated her time to philanthropy.

Elizabeth Taylor’s personal life was the subject of constant media attention. She was married eight times to seven men. She converted to Judaism, endured several serious illnesses, and led a jet-set lifestyle, including assembling one of the most expensive private collections of jewelry in the world. After many years of ill health, she died from congestive heart failure in 2011, at the age of 79.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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