“The Naked Prey”, “Leave Her to Heaven” and “Beach Red” are the most recognizable works of the American actor and director Cornel Wilde.
Wilde went in for fencing and had a chance to perform on the Olympic Games in 1936, but refused to be a part of a team in order to perform in the theater.
In 1935, he decided to turn to the acting and start his way on Broadway. The first his works were uncredited. He appeared in “The Rhythm Party” (1936) and “Lady with Red Hair” (1940).
The first serious role of Louis in “High Sierra” was not only a great chance to boost his skills but also an opportunity to approve himself.
Best Known For
His big breakthrough came in the 1940s. He starred in “Kisses for Breakfast” and “Knockout”.
During his collaboration with “20th Century Fox”, he got such roles as Mike in “The Perfect Snob” or Freddy in “Wintertime”.
His religion was Judaism.
Cornel’s parents were both Jewish. They brought him up according to their beliefs, and promoted love and respect to the religion they were devoted to.
He is straight. He was married to Patricia Knight from 1937 to 1951. They welcomed a daughter Wendy.
With Jean Wallace, his second wife, they delivered a son Cornel Wilde, Jr.
Worth To Known
Wilde was in demand and as a model and has frequently appeared on the covers of such magazines as “Screen Guide”, “A Cena Muda” (Brasil), “Cinevogue” (France), “Ecran” (Chile) etc.
In the 1950s, he created a producing company “Theodora”.
Had a sister Edith.
He died in 1989 because of leukemia.