Robert Wise Rank
About Robert Wise
Robert Wise was a popular American filmmaker who in 1985 was elected as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ president. He joined the film industry in the 1930s as a music and sound editor at RKO.
He went on to work as a film editor before making his directorial debut in the 1944 film “The Curse of the Cat People”. He gained global recognition as the director and producer of the 1961 film “West Side Story”. Five years later, he came up with another banger titled “The Sand Pebbles” which earned him an Academy Award nomination.
He was one of the children of Earl W. Wise and Olive R. Longenecker. Until 1975, he was married to Patricia Doyle. Two years later, he became the husband of Millicent Franklin. He was survived by a child.
Wise started writing during his time at Connersville High School. He also studied at Franklin College.
In 1998, he was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award. He also won two Academy Awards and received the National Medal of Arts in 1992.
He mentioned Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 film titled “The Ten Commandments” as his best movie.
Between 1971 and 1975, he worked as the head of the Directors Guild of America.
Robert Wise Rank
F.A.Q. about Robert Wise
When is his birthday?
Robert Wise's birthday is on September 10, 1914.
In how many days is his birthday?
Robert's birthday is in 287 days
How old was Robert when he died?
He was 91 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 14, 2005.
How old would he be today?
Robert Wise would be 109 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Robert from?
He was born in Winchester, Indiana, U.S..