Brandon Dewilde


Actor
Brandon Dewilde

About

Also Known As
Andre Brandon De Wilde, Brandon De Wilde
Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
April 09, 1942
Died
July 06, 1972
Cause of Death
Car Accident

Biography

Brandon De Wilde got his start in the world of acting at the ripe age of ten. He kept working in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, starring in "Missouri Traveler" (1958), "Blue Denim" (1959) and the Eva Marie Saint dramatic adaptation "All Fall Down" (1962). He also appeared in the Paul Newman dramatic adaptation "Hud" (1962) and "Those Calloways" (1964) with Brian Keith...

Family & Companions

Susan DeWilde
Wife
Mother of Jesse.

Biography

Brandon De Wilde got his start in the world of acting at the ripe age of ten. He kept working in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, starring in "Missouri Traveler" (1958), "Blue Denim" (1959) and the Eva Marie Saint dramatic adaptation "All Fall Down" (1962). He also appeared in the Paul Newman dramatic adaptation "Hud" (1962) and "Those Calloways" (1964) with Brian Keith. Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the John Wayne action flick "In Harm's Way" (1965), "Black Jack" (1971) and the western "La Spina Dorsale del Diavola" (1971) with Bekim Fehmiu. He also appeared in "Wild in the Sky" (1972) and the documentary "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey" (1985) with Jean Arthur. De Wilde was most recently credited in the Jerry Trimble action picture "Breathing Fire" (1992). De Wilde was married to Susan DeWilde and had one child, Jesse DeWilde. De Wilde passed away in July 1972 at the age of 30.

Life Events

1949

Broadway acting debut in "The Member of the Wedding"

1952

First film as actor "The Member of the Wedding"

Photo Collections

All Fall Down - Publicity Stills
Here are several photos taken to help publicize MGM's All Fall Down (1962), starring Warren Beatty, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, and Angela Lansbury. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Member Of The Wedding, The (1952) -- (Movie Clip) It Don't Do! Frankie (Julie Harris) and Berenice (Ethel Waters) disagree about her new dress, John Henry (Brandon de Wilde) observing, in The Member of the Wedding, 1952, from Carson McCullers' novel and play.
Member Of The Wedding, The (1952) -- (Movie Clip) His Eye Is On The Sparrow The evening before the wedding, Frankie (Julie Harris) having a crisis, the three central characters (Ethel Waters as Berenice, Brandon De Wilde as John Henry) and the gospel standard credited to Charles H. Gabriel and Civilla D. Martin, in Daniel Mann’s movie from the Carson McCullers novel, The Member Of The Wedding, 1952.
Blue Denim (1959) -- (Movie Clip) What's Wrong With The Boy? From the credits, we meet second-billed Brandon De Wilde as teen Arthur, coming home to bad news from his dad (MacDonald Carey), while his mother (Marsha Hunt) and sister (Nina Shipman) fuss over her date, in Blue Denim, 1958, also starring Carol Lynley, based on a play by James Leo Herlihy and William Noble.
Blue Denim (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Break The Bottle Over Your Head Frustrated teen Arthur (Brandon De Wilde) has adjourned to his family’s basement with his more-wayward pal Ernie (Warren Berlinger) for decadent pursuits when they’re surprised by tomboy-ish Janet (Carol Lynley, her first scene), in the Twentieth Century-Fox melodrama Blue Denim, 1958.
Blue Denim (1959) -- (Movie Clip) They're Engaged, For Pete's Sake! Arthur (Brandon De Wilde) is practicing his missed shot that would have won the game when swooning Janet (Carol Lynley) proposes a walk home together, just days since their first kiss, interrupted by his sister and boyfriend (Nina Shipman, Buck Class), in Blue Denim, 1958.
Hud (1962) -- (Movie Clip) You Can Charge A Stud Fee We follow Brandon De Wilde as Lonnie searching a Texas Panhandle town (director Martin Ritt shooting on location in Vernon, Texas) for his uncle, the notorious womanizer, the title character (Paul Newman), unhappy at being found, and encountering a jealous husband (George Petrie), opening director Martin Ritt’s Hud, 1962.
Hud (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Watch That Cigarette Ash Martin Ritt directs his first scene with two Academy Award winners, as grumpy Paul Newman (title character) and nephew Lonnie (Brandon De Wilde) join father Homer (Melvyn Douglas, Best Supporting Actor) and his housekeeper Alma (Patricia Neal, Best Actress), over an issue at the family cattle ranch, early in Hud, 1962.
Hud (1962) -- (Movie Clip) You're An Unprincipled Man Having just heard from the state authorities that their cattle ranch may need to be quarantined due to a risk of foot-and-mouth disease, Paul Newman (title character) tangles with his father (Melvyn Douglas), the main owner, his nephew (Brandon De Wilde) trying to be neutral, in Hud, 1962.
All Fall Down (1962) -- (Movie Clip) We Are Acting With Great Leniency In fictional Key Bonita (really Key West, a hangout of the original author James Leo Herlihy), director John Frankenheimer brings young Clint (Brandon DeWilde), from Cleveland, to jailer Albert Paulsen, who holds his ne’er-do-well brother Berry-Berry (Warren Beatty, his first scene), in All Fall Down, 1962.
All Fall Down (1962) -- (Movie Clip) I Bet He's Picked Up Malaria Home to Cleveland from Florida, Clint (Brandon DeWilde) is reluctant to tell his egalitarian parents Annabel and Ralph (Angela Lansbury, Karl Malden, introduced here) how things are really going for his older brother (Warren Beatty), whom he’s just bailed out, in John Frankenheimer’s All Fall Down, 1962.
All Fall Down (1962) -- (Movie Clip) I'm The Old Maid From Toledo Almost missing each other, Clevelander Annabel (Angela Lansbury) is delighted to greet Echo (Eva Marie Saint, her first scene), slightly-odd daughter of her admired best friend, in town for a convention, introducing her husband Ralph (Karl Malden) and enthralled son Clint (Brandon DeWilde), in John Frankenheimer’s All Fall Down, 1962.
Shane (1953) -- (Movie Clip) I'd Like It To Be My Idea Following credits framed on the Wyoming plains, director George Stevens introduces young Joey (Brandon De Wilde) as the title character (Alan Ladd) rides in, his dad (Van Heflin) cautious and mother (Jean Arthur) intrigued, in the landmark Western Shane, 1953, from journalist Jack Schaefer's debut novel.

Trailer

Family

Jesse DeWilde
Son
Mother is first wife.

Companions

Susan DeWilde
Wife
Mother of Jesse.

Bibliography