Cornel Wilde

1912 - 1989

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Cornel Wilde (born Kornél Lajos Weisz; October 13, 1912 – October 16, 1989) was a Hungarian-American actor and filmmaker. Wilde's acting career began in 1935, when he made his debut on Broadway. In 1936 he began making small, uncredited appearances in films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornel Wilde has received more than 1,502,937 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Cornel Wilde is the 620th most popular actor (up from 703rd in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 113th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Hungarian Actor.

He is most famous for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and his play Salome.

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  • 1.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.76

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  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Cornel Wilde ranks 620 out of 13,578Before him are Jim Belushi, Stanley Tucci, Richard S. Castellano, Hardy Krüger, Bernard Hill, and James Cagney. After him are Pierre Brice, Shelley Winters, Steve Reeves, Gena Rowlands, Jeremy Renner, and Vincent Price.

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Among people born in 1912, Cornel Wilde ranks 54Before him are Ghazi of Iraq, Minoru Yamasaki, Patrick White, Lev Gumilyov, Sonja Henie, and Gordon Parks. After him are Don Siegel, John Payne, Elsa Morante, Pedro Armendáriz, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, and Ertuğrul Osman. Among people deceased in 1989, Cornel Wilde ranks 44Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Danilo Kiš, William Shockley, John Cassavetes, Bruce Chatwin, and Leon Festinger. After him are Jerzy Kukuczka, Irving Berlin, Antonia Brico, John Payne, Gaetano Scirea, and Guy Williams.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Cornel Wilde ranks 106 out of 1,077Before him are Ágnes Heller (1929), John Corvinus (1473), Margaret Mahler (1897), Stephen IV of Hungary (1133), István Szabó (1938), and Pál Teleki (1879). After him are Pál Schmitt (1942), Saint Margaret of Scotland (1045), Döme Sztójay (1883), George Pólya (1887), Ján Kollár (1793), and Gyula Grosics (1926).

Among ACTORS In Hungary

Among actors born in Hungary, Cornel Wilde ranks 2Before him are Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917). After him are Michu Meszaros (1939), Paul Lukas (1894), Marta Eggerth (1912), Mickey Hargitay (1926), Catherine Schell (1944), Julio Baghy (1891), Vilma Bánky (1901), Eva Gabor (1919), Eva Bartok (1927), and Flóra Kádár (1928).

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