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Cornel Wilde (1912–1989)


Dashing actor Cornel Wilde was born Kornel Lajos Weisz on October 13, 1912, in Prievidza, Hungary (now part of Slovakia), to a Jewish family. In 1920, he immigrated to New York City with his parents, Rayna (Vid) and Vojtech Béla Weisz, and elder sister, Edith. His family Americanized their names and Kornel took the name Cornelius Louis Wilde. He ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Naked Prey
(1965)
The Greatest Show on Earth
The Greatest Show on Earth The Great Sebastian
(1952)
Leave Her to Heaven
Leave Her to Heaven Richard Harland
(1945)
Beach Red
Beach Red Capt. MacDonald / Narrator
(1967)

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 1978 The Norseman
Ragnar
 1975 Sharks' Treasure
Jim Carnahan
 1970 No Blade of Grass
Radio voice (voice)
 1969 The Comic
Frank Powers
 1967 Beach Red
Capt. MacDonald / Narrator
 1959 Edge of Eternity
Les Martin
 1958 Maracaibo
Vic Scott
 1957 The Devil's Hairpin
Nick Jargin
 1956 Beyond Mombasa
Matt Campbell
 1956 Hot Blood
Stephano Torino
 1955 Storm Fear
Charlie Blake
 1955 The Big Combo
Police Lt. Leonard Diamond
 1954 Passion
Juan Obreón
 1954 Woman's World
Bill Baxter
 1954 Star of India
Pierre
 1953 Saadia
Si Lahssen
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Cornel Wilde
 1952 Operation Secret
Peter Forrester
 1952 California Conquest
Don Arturo Bordega
 1952 At Sword's Point
D'Artagnan Jr.
 1950 Two Flags West
Capt. Mark Bradford
 1950 Four Days Leave
Stanley Robin
 1947 Stairway for a Star
Jimmy Banks
 1947 It Had to Be You
George McKesson / Johnny Blaine
 1946 Centennial Summer
Philippe Lascalles
 1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
Robert of Nottingham
 1943 Wintertime
Freddy Austin
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Robert Carter
 1942 Manila Calling
Jeff Bailey
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Mike Lord
 1941 Kisses for Breakfast
Chet Oakley
 1941 Knockout
Tom Rossi
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Mr. Williams (uncredited)
 1937 Exclusive
Reporter (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Nehemiah") in "Jeremiah" on Broadway. Music by Chemjo Vinaver. Written by Stefan Zweig. Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul. Acting version by John Gassner and Worthington Miner (also director). Choreographed by Felicia Sorel. Guild Theatre: 3 Feb 1939-Mar 1939 (closing date unknown/35 performances). Cast: Joan... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jefferson Pascal

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I realized long ago that I could not depend on luck to bring me success. I worked hard, extra hard to improve my chance by increasing my abilities and my experience. It was my goal to accomplish, in my life, something of value and to do it with self-respect and integrity. See more »

Trivia:

Spoke Hungarian, French, German, English, Italian, and Russian. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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