Cornel Wilde

Born Oct 13, 1912

Cornel Wilde was an American actor and film director.

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1912 Birth Kornél Lajos Weisz was born in 1912 in Prievidza, Hungary (now Slovakia), although his year and place of birth are usually and inaccurately given as 1915 in New York City. … Read More
1915 2 Years Old As a result, most publicity records and subsequent sources wrongly indicate a 1915 birth for Wilde.


1935 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Wilde's acting career began in 1935, when he made his debut on Broadway. … Read More
1937 24 Years Old 1 More Event
He wrote a fencing play, Touché, under the pseudonym Clark Wales in 1937.
1940 27 Years Old Wilde was hired as a fencing teacher by Laurence Olivier for his 1940 Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet and was given the role of Tybalt in the production. … Read More


1945 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He had several small film roles until he played the role of Frédéric Chopin in 1945's A Song to Remember, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor.
1946 33 Years Old In 1946 he was voted the 18th most popular star in the US, and in 1947 – 25th. … Read More
1951 38 Years Old He married the actress Jean Wallace in 1951. … Read More


1957 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1957, he guest-starred on an episode of Father Knows Best as himself.


1971 58 Years Old He appeared as an unethical surgeon in the 1971 Night Gallery episode "Deliveries in the Rear" and portrayed an anthropologist in the 1972 TV movie Gargoyles.


1975 62 Years Old He returned to film shortly thereafter and wrote, directed, and starred in the exploitation film Sharks' Treasure, a 1975 film intended to capitalize on the "Shark Fever" popular in the mid-1970s in the wake of the success of Peter Benchley's Jaws.
1981 68 Years Old They divorced in 1981. … Read More
1989 77 Years Old Died on October 16, 1989.
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