13. BRANDON DE WILDE, Actor.1942 - 1972. Cause of death: Motorbike Accident, age 30.These days most people remember Brandon as the hopeful yet thoroughly annoying Joey from the Alan Ladd classic SHANE. But in his day, Brandon was an up-and-coming star of screen and stage. He made his Broadway debut at only 7 years old, participating in 492 performances of hit show "The Member of the Wedding." He was Oscar nominated at age 11 for SHANE (1953), and went on to feature in HUD (1963), In HARM'S WAY (1965), and other films, costarring with Paul Newman, Warren Beatty, John Wayne, Eva Marie Saint, and James Stewart. In July of 1972 Brandon was schedule to appear in the Leonard Gershe play "Butterflies Are Free" in Denver, Colorado. En route he swerved to avoid an accident, hit another vehicle, and wound up pinned under his motorcycle with massive injuries. He died shortly afterwards.