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Robert Wise (I) (1914–2005)


Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an odd job at RKO Radio Pictures. A head sound effects... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Interviewed in "Conversations with Directors", 2008.

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 11 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert E. Wise

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on sequels generally especially A Game of Death (1945)] I don't like to do remakes. Usually, for one reason or another you have to see the original film, and it always rather bugs you when you find yourself doing a certain scene, and you keep being reminded of what it was like in the first film. See more »

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When he and Jerome Robbins won the Best Director Oscar in 1962 for West Side Story (1961), it was the first time that a directing Oscar was shared among collaborators. See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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