Ellsworth "Sonny" Wisecarver, Jr.


Age: 76

retired Korean War veteran who was known as the "Woo Woo Kid" due to his exploits as a teenager and became infamous in 1944 for having affairs with older women at age 14 whose behavior sparked a public scandal and convulsed an American weary of World War II when he ran off with a married mother of two for the second time, but the woman was arrested and subsequently convicted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a latter incident, and whose scandalous affairs were the basis for the 1987 film In the Mood starring Patrick Dempsey as Wisecarver.

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Born: June 15, 1929

Died: November 22, 2005

Loma Linda, California