Ellsworth "Sonny" Wisecarver, called the Woo Woo Kid, became infamous in 1944 for having affairs with elder women. His behavior sparked public scandal, primarily because of his age; at age 14 he ran off with a mother of two ... only to do it again two years later. It was the latter incident that sparked his notoriety; Eleanor Deveny, the woman he fled with the second time, was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.Elevations - TIME.NewspaperARCHIVE.com - Search old newspaper articles online
Wisecarver's scandalous affairs were the basis for the 1987 film, In the Mood, in which Wisecarver makes a cameo appearance as a mailman. Patrick Dempsey played the role of Wisecarver.
He lived in Compton, California, in the United States.
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