Brandon deWilde (April 9, 1942 – July 6, 1972) appeared on Broadway at the age of 7 and was considered a child prodigy. Before the age of 12 he had become the first child actor awarded the Donaldson Award for his role in The Member of the Wedding. His most memorable film role was as Joey Starrett in the film Shane (1953). He died at age 30, after a too brief life as a film and thatrical actor in a motor vehicle accident in Colorado, on July 6, 1972.
Brandon De Wilde in The Tinderfoot (1964)
Brandon De Wilde with Jill Hayworth in Harm's Way
From "All Fall Down" in 1962
With actor Warren Beatty in "All Fall Down" (1962)