``He, of course, was after my wife right away,'' said Rhodes, the actor's make-up artist. ``That was part of his background. He disliked his father very much, and Marlon tried to break up his father and mother for many years. He did the same thing with other people. He'd go after somebody's wife to break them up. That was just one of his hang-ups.''
Hush, Gilman's widow, said Brando also tried to interfere in her relationship with Sam.
``He was really mad when Sam took up with me,'' she recalled. ``He was furious. He'd call up at 2 in the morning and want Sam to crawl around the coffee shops with him. But Sam wouldn't do it. Marlon also wanted to know about our sex life, and Sam just hung up on him.''
Cox, who had married three times, also struggled with Brando's demanding nature, two of his former wives said.
Milagros Tirado ``Millie'' Beck, Cox's second wife, said Brando was often ``generous in spirit'', but he also could turn ``totally vicious, mean, almost bitchy''.
Milagros Tirado Millie Beck，考克斯的第二任妻子说白兰度具有“慷慨的气概”，但反过来，他也可以是“完全邪恶、卑鄙、近乎恶毒”。
The first time she met Brando, she recalled, he arrived with an entourage at Cox's home in rural Connecticut. ``He comes in and doesn't say a word. He was sulky and very rude and I sensed, absolutely, that he was like a brother being jealous of an intruder.''
Cox's third wife, Patricia Cox Shapiro, said much the same.
考克斯的第三任妻子，Patricia Cox Shapiro，也说了相同的话。
``He didn't want Wally to marry me,'' Shapiro said. ``He was very possessive of Wally.''
Beck said Brando and her husband would often wrestle like kids. It would start with arm wrestling and progress to full-on wrestling. Her husband may have looked slight and weak, but ``Wally would beat [Marlon] every time, pin him down,'' she recalled.
Beck and Shapiro said they were aware of the rumours that Brando and Cox had a homosexual relationship, but never believed it.
``I never had a sense of that,'' Beck said. ``I had a sense of true brotherly love.''
Shapiro added: ``I never saw [evidence of] that. I saw two guys pillow fighting. First of all, I knew Wally pretty well. Even though Marlon had orgies, Wally never participated in them. I trusted Wally implicitly. They'd do all sort of athletic things together, like swimming, motorcycles, hiking, Indian wrestling.''
At the time of Cox's death, Brando was in Tahiti. He rushed back to the United States when word reached him.