Robert Wise (I) (1914–2005)


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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 33 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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West Side Story Director
(1961)
(1965)
(1971)

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Other Works:

Interviewed in "Conversations with Directors: An Anthology of Interviews from Literature/Film Quarterly".

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 13 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert E. Wise

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Not true there was a cabal preventing Orson [Orson Welles] from making more films. He simply never fulfilled himself after that magnificent start; his own fault - lack of self-discipline. See more »

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In preparation for the scene in I Want to Live! (1958) in which Susan Hayward's character is executed, Wise attended a real execution. See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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