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October 16, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Cornel Wilde, who starred in a string of swashbuckling film melodramas and was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Frederic Chopin in "A Song to Remember," died today at 74, a hospital spokeswoman said. Wilde, who produced, directed and starred in many of his medium-budget films, entered Cedars Sinai Hospital Sept. 2, for treatment of leukemia and died of the disease, a spokeswoman said. His son, Cornel Wilde Jr., was at his side when he died.
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February 17, 1990 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean Wallace, the sultry star of several films of the postwar years and beyond, many of them directed and produced by her late husband, Cornel Wilde, has died in her Beverly Hills home, her family announced Friday. The blonde leading lady, who made her last picture in 1970, was 66 when she died Wednesday, only four months after the death of Wilde, the handsome star of adventure films of the 1940s and '50s.
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February 17, 1990 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean Wallace, the sultry star of several films of the postwar years and beyond, many of them directed and produced by her late husband, Cornel Wilde, has died in her Beverly Hills home, her family announced Friday. The blonde leading lady, who made her last picture in 1970, was 66 when she died Wednesday, only four months after the death of Wilde, the handsome star of adventure films of the 1940s and '50s.
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October 17, 1989 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cornel Wilde, whose athletic abilities first brought him to Hollywood and whose elegant physique, good looks and dramatic talent kept him there for nearly 50 years, died in Los Angeles early Monday. Wilde, whose film portrayals ranged from the romantic composer Frederic Chopin in "A Song to Remember" (for which he received an Academy Award nomination) to a hunter being tracked down by bloodthirsty African tribesmen in "The Naked Prey," which he also directed, was 74.
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October 17, 1989 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cornel Wilde, whose athletic abilities first brought him to Hollywood and whose elegant physique, good looks and dramatic talent kept him there for nearly 50 years, died in Los Angeles early Monday. Wilde, whose film portrayals ranged from the romantic composer Frederic Chopin in "A Song to Remember" (for which he received an Academy Award nomination) to a hunter being tracked down by bloodthirsty African tribesmen in "The Naked Prey," which he also directed, was 74.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1989
How, in your listing of entertainers who died during the '80s, could you include Cornel Wilde (whose first name you misspelled) and leave out Randolph Scott, Sterling Hayden and Lee Van Cleef? They are hardly less well known. As Strother Martin (who died in 1980) once said, "What we have here is a failure to communicate." JIM BEAVER Van Nuys
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May 13, 1990 | JOAN FANTAZIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Star-struck Lucy meets Rock Hudson, Cornel Wilde and Bob Hope this week, but it's her encounter with Harpo Marx that leaves her speechless, in a classic scene on "I Love Lucy" (Friday at 9:30 a.m. on KTTV). Lucy gets herself into a jam-but then when doesn't she?-by bragging to her friends that while the Ricardos and Mertzes are in Hollywood, they've been palling around with the stars.
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October 16, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Cornel Wilde, who starred in a string of swashbuckling film melodramas and was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Frederic Chopin in "A Song to Remember," died today at 74, a hospital spokeswoman said. Wilde, who produced, directed and starred in many of his medium-budget films, entered Cedars Sinai Hospital Sept. 2, for treatment of leukemia and died of the disease, a spokeswoman said. His son, Cornel Wilde Jr., was at his side when he died.
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November 15, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ken Gampu, 74, one of the first black South Africans to be featured in Hollywood films, died Tuesday at his home in Vosloorus, South Africa. He had been ill, but the cause of death was not disclosed. Gampu worked alongside such actors as Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. He had worked as a schoolteacher, law clerk and interpreter (he spoke seven native dialects in addition to English and Afrikaans) before he was discovered by Athol Fugard, the South African playwright.
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