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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.

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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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Brandon De Wilde Quotes:

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
He was killed as the result of a traffic accident that occurred in the Denver suburb of Lakewood on the evening of July 6, 1972 at about 3:25 PM. He had been en route to visit his wife at a Denver hospital. He was driving a camper van, lost control and crashed into a parked construction truck on the side of the road, causing his camper to roll onto its side, pinning him in the wreckage of his vehicle for a while before being taken to St. Anthony Hospital where he died at 7:20 PM of multiple injuries including a broken back, neck, and leg. He was not wearing a seat belt. De Wilde had been in the Denver area to co-star in the Elitch Theatre production of Butterflies Are Free, which ended July 1.

His son's name is Jesse.

De Wilde is pronounced duh-WIL-duh.

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