From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cornel Wilde (October 13, 1912 – October 16, 1989) was a Hungarian-American actor and film director. Wilde's acting career began in 1935, when he made his debut on Broadway. In 1936 he began making small, uncredited appearances in films. By the 1940s, he had signed a contract with 20th Century Fox, and by the mid-1940s, he was a major leading man. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 1945's A Song to Remember. In the 1950s, he moved to writing, producing and directing films, and still continued his career as an actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cornel Wilde, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.