Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brandon De Wilde

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

Those Calloways


From "All Fall Down" in 1962

With actor Warren Beatty in "All Fall Down"  (1962)
1969 Photo

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