Cornelius passed away on October 16, 1989 at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, CA. For several years he studied medicine in college, but he gave it up to pursue acting; he also gave up a spot on the 1936 U.S. Olympic fencing team. NEW YORK CITY MAN SHOVES WOMAN HEAD-FIRST INTO SUBWAY TRAIN, VIDEO SHOWS. https://www.geni.com/people/Cornel-Wilde/6000000006886037247 Cornelius was 74 years old at the time of death. In 1940 he was hired as a fencing instructor and a featured player for the Broadway production of Hamlet with Laurence Olivier; some of the rehearsals were in Hollywood, where he landed a film contract. Your guide to the 2020 election in California. Login Help keep Cornel Wilde profile up to date. Cornel Wilde - Movie Stars Magazine Pictorial [United States] (January 1946), Cornel Wilde - Cine Revue Magazine Pictorial [France] (19 January 1967), June Allyson - Movie Life Magazine Pictorial [United States] (March 1946). Jean Wallace and Cornel Wilde were married for 31 years. Help us build our profile of Cornel Wilde! Cornelius passed away on October 16, 1989 at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, CA. Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. Celebrities and Notable People Who Have Had Coronavirus. Wilde is also survived by two stepsons from Wallace’s marriage to the late Franchot Tone. Wilde died of leukemia three days after his 77th birthday. 13 years later they divorced on 30th Aug 1951. i wanna buy the fim maracaibo ..... where i can find this film? or redistributed. Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 28 are here. During his long and varied career, which spanned the years 1940 to 1987, the aristocratic actor, writer and director was involved in more than 50 movies. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Endorsement: The Times endorses Hoffman, Anderson, Henderson and Han for LACCD. Your contribution is much appreciated! 31 years later they divorced in 1981. Wilde's acting career began in 1935, when he made his debut on Broadway. Despite the plot’s naivete, it was nominated for an Oscar for its script. If a brutal scene is shown for no reason except to shock, then it is bad.”, On television, the seemingly ageless actor was featured in “Gargoyles” in 1972 and then went back to directing and/or writing for “Shark’s Treasure” and “The Fifth Musketeer.”, At his death he was editing his autobiography, “My Very Wilde Life,” and was working on a sequel to “The Naked Prey.”. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. His family Americanized their names and Kornel took the name Cornelius Louis Wilde. His career took off after he played Chopin in A Song to Remember (1945), for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Cornel Wilde (born Kornél Lajos Weisz; October 13, 1912 – October 16, 1989) was a Hungarian-American actor and film director. Endorsements. “If you do not have conflict, you do not have drama. Connect any celebrity with Cornel Wilde to see how closely they are linked... romantically! Born Kornél Lajos Weisz in Prievidza, Hungary (modern day Prievidza, Slovakia), he emmigrated the United States with his family in 1920, and had his name Americanized to Cornel Louis Wilde. Cornel Wilde was a Hungarian-American actor and film director. He also gave up his membership on the U.S. fencing team that was headed to the 1936 Berlin Olympics; yet it was his skill with a foil that would eventually lead him to Broadway and then to motion pictures. Of limited charm and talent, he fluctuated between A and B pictures (including a number of swashbucklers) before beginning to direct and star in his own independent productions in the mid-1950s. Here are the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board endorsements for president, California ballot measures and more. Athletic, darkly handsome Cornel Wilde left behind a medical future and a slot on the 1936 Olympic fencing team to pursue his acting career. In 1936 he began making small, uncredited appearances in films. Because of the stars’ movie commitments, some of the play’s rehearsals were held in Hollywood and Wilde was offered, and accepted, a Warner Bros. contract. All rights reserved. Wilde’s first wife was actress Patricia Knight, whom he married in 1938. Actor. Please enable JavaScript in your browser's settings to use this part of Geni. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 1945's A Song to Remember. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. “The Big Combo” (1955), a melodrama about syndicated crime that included some torture scenes, was criticized at the time for being too violent. How to vote. The Times endorses one incumbent and three newcomers for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. From Broadway (notably as Tybalt in Olivier's 1940 production of Romeo and Juliet), Wilde entered films in 1940 and made his name playing Frederic Chopin in A Song to Remember (1945). If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. “If I hate a script or think it’s foolish or in bad taste, I’m miserable.”.