Brandon De Wilde Overview:

Actor, Brandon De Wilde, was born Andre Brandon De Wilde on Apr 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. De Wilde died at the age of 30 on Jul 6, 1972 in Denver, CO and was laid to rest in Pinedale Memorial Park Cemetery in Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although De Wilde was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best Supporting ActorShane (1953)Joey StarrettNominated
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Joey: Shane! Come back!


Clinton Willart: You really do hate life, don't you, Berry-Berry? You know, when you told me that before, I went along with you. Because I wanted to be just like you in every way I could. But I LIKE life, Berry-Berry. So long, Berry-Berry.


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Brandon De Wilde Facts
The son of a stage-manager father and actress mother. Made his stage debut at age seven in 492 performances of the Broadway hit, "The Member of the Wedding." He also became the first juvenile to win the Donaldson Award.

Originally buried in Hollywood, California, but his parents later moved his remains to Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York in Suffolk County, to be closer to their home in Long Island. Father, Frederick De Wilde died in 1980 and mother, Eugenia De Wilde died in 1987.

De Wilde had hoped to embark on a music career. He watched as Paul McCartney wrote the song Wait during the filming of the Beatles movie Help! (1965).

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