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Perhaps best remembered for his award-winning childhood performances in both the Broadway and film adaptations of the Carson McCullers novel Member of the Wedding, this 20th-century stage and screen actor went on to earn an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in the 1953 film Shane.
When he was just seven years old, he co-starred with Ethel Waters and Julie Harris in the Broadway production of The Member of the Wedding. Two years later, he performed in a second Broadway play, Mrs. McThing.
Tragically, he was killed at the age of thirty in a car accident in Colorado.
How did Brandon Dewilde die?
Brandon Dewilde's death was caused by traffic accident.
July 6 (AP)—Brandon de Wilde, the former child actor, died this evening as a result of injuries suffered earlier in a traffic acci dent in this Denver suburb. He was 30 years old. He was reportedly driving alone in a heavy rainstorm when his van truck slammed into a flatbed truck parked be side the road.
|Cause of death||Traffic Accident|
|Age of death||30 years|
|Birthday||April 9, 1942|
|Death date||July 6, 1972|
|Place of death||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|