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Andre Brandon deWilde (April 9, 1942 – July 6, 1972) was an American theatre and film actor.He was born into a theatrical family in Brooklyn. Debuting on Broadway at the age of 7, De Wilde became a national phenomenon by the time he completed his 492 performances for The Member of the Wedding[3][4] and was considered a child prodigy.

Before the age of 12 he had become the first child actor awarded the Donaldson Award, filmed his role in The Member of the Wedding, starred in his most memorable film role as Joey Starrett in the film Shane (1953), been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, starred in his own sitcom television series Jamie on ABC and became a household name making numerous radio and TV appearances before being featured on the cover of Life magazine on March 10, 1952, for his second Broadway outing Mrs. McThing.

Into adulthood, additional plays, movies and TV appearances followed before his death at age 30 in a motor vehicle accident in Colorado, on July 6, 1972.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Brandon De Wilde, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Andre Brandon deWilde (April 9, 1942 – July 6, 1972) was an American theatre and film actor.He was born into a theatrical family in Brooklyn. Debuting on Broadway at the age of 7, De Wilde became a national phenomenon by the time he completed his 492 performances for The Member of the Wedding[3][4] and was considered a child prodigy.

Before the age of 12 he had become the first child actor awarded the Donaldson Award, filmed his role in The Member of the Wedding, starred in his most memorable film role as Joey Starrett in the film Shane (1953), been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, starred in his own sitcom television series Jamie on ABC and became a household name making numerous radio and TV appearances before being featured on the cover of Life magazine on March 10, 1952, for his second Broadway outing Mrs. McThing.

Into adulthood, additional plays, movies and TV appearances followed before his death at age 30 in a motor vehicle accident in Colorado, on July 6, 1972.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Brandon De Wilde, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1942-04-09

Day of Death 1972-07-06

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Brandon de Wilde
  • Brandon deWilde

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1972 Wild in the Sky as Josh
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode)
1970 The Deserter as Ferguson
1970 The Young Rebels (1 episode)
1969 Love, American Style (1 episode) as Jimmy Devlin
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode)
1965 In Harm's Way as Ens. Jeremiah 'Jere' Torrey
1965 Those Calloways as Bucky Calloway
1964 The Tenderfoot as Jim Tevis
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1963 Hud as Lon 'Lonnie' Bannon
1962 Combat! (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 All Fall Down as Clinton Willart
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney (3 episodes)
1960 Thriller (1 episode) as Timothy Branner
1959 Blue Denim as Arthur Bartley
1958 The Missouri Traveler as Byron Turner
1957 Night Passage as Joey Adams
1956 Good-bye, My Lady as Skeeter Jackson
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1954 Climax! (2 episodes)
1953 Jamie (0 episodes)
1953 Jamie (US) (8 episodes)
1953 Shane as Joey Starrett
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1952 The Member of the Wedding as John Henry
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (2 episodes)

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