skip navigation
Brandon deWilde

Brandon deWilde

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (1)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Brandon deWilde - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video



Also Known As: Andre Brandon De Wilde, Brandon De Wilde Died: July 6, 1972
Born: April 9, 1942 Cause of Death: car accident
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

No biography information exists for this person. Be the FIRST to contribute by CLICKING HERE >

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wild in the Sky (1972)
2.
 Black Jack (1971) Josh
3.
 Spina Dorsale del Diavola, La (1971) Ferguson
4.
 Those Calloways (1965) Bucky Calloway
5.
 In Harm's Way (1965) Ens. Jeremiah "Jere" Torrey
6.
 Hud (1963) Lon Bannon
7.
 All Fall Down (1962) Clinton Willart
8.
 Blue Denim (1959) Arthur Bartley
9.
 The Missouri Traveler (1958) Bairn Turner
10.
 Night Passage (1957) Joey Adams
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1949:
Broadway acting debut in "The Member of the Wedding"
1952:
First film as actor "The Member of the Wedding"

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Susan DeWilde. Mother of Jesse.

Family close complete family listing

son:
Jesse DeWilde. Mother is first wife.

Contributions

albatros1 ( 2007-11-30 )

Source: not available

Brandon De Wilde (April 9, 1942 – July 6, 1972) was an Academy Award-nominated American actor born into a theatrical family in Brooklyn. Brandon De Wilde made his Broadway debut at the age of 7 in The Member of the Wedding, and was the first child actor to win the Donaldson Award. As the tow-headed Joey who worshipped the mysterious gunman in Shane, he stole the movie and was nominated for an Oscar. He shared the screen with James Stewart and Audie Murphy in the 1957 western Night Passage. De Wilde made his mark onscreen as an adolescent in the 1959 drama Blue Denim. He also appeared in Martin Ritt's Hud (1963) with Paul Newman and Patricia Neal, and in All Fall Down (1962) opposite Warren Beatty and Eva Marie Saint. De Wilde delivered another acclaimed performance at the age of 22 as Jere Torry, the screen son of John Wayne in In Harm's Way (1965). Brandon De Wilde was critically injured in a traffic accident in the Denver suburb of Lakewood on the evening of July 6, 1972, while en route to perform in the play, Butterflies Are Free. Swerving to avoid another vehicle, he struck a construction trailer parked on the side of the road, and was pinned under the wreckage of his motorcycle for some time before being taken to Denver General Hospital. He died four hours later. He was 30 years old. De Wilde was married to his second wife when he died. He left a small son, Jesse.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute