|Birth: ||May 15, 1918|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 2009|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Actor. He appeared in more than one hundred motion pictures, television programs and theatre productions during a career that lasted from the late-1930's until the early 2000's. He is most identified with the title role of the villainous "Dr. No" (1962) in the first installment of the 'James Bond' film series. Born in Montreal to Jewish parents, Wiseman as a child would move with his family to New York City where he was raised. He developed an interest for acting at an early age and made his Broadway debut at twenty in the production "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" (1938 to 1939). During the 1940's, further memorable stage performances followed with "Candle in the Wind" (1941 to 1942), "Joan of Lorraine" (1946 to 1947) and "Detective Story" (1949 to 1950). In 1950 Wiseman launched his Hollywood career, as he would make his debut in the picture "With These Hands". Among some of his other film credits include "Detective Story" (1951, reprising his role from the stage version), "Viva Zapata!" (1952), "The Silver Chalice" (1954), "The Prodigal" (1955), "The Garment Jungle" (1957), "Bye Bye Braverman" (1968), "The Night They Raided Minsky's" (1968), "Lawman" (1971), "The Valachi Papers" (1972) and "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974). From the early years of television on, he would become a recognizable performer with guest spots on such programs as "Shirley Temple's Storybook", "The Untouchables", "The Twilight Zone", "The Streets of San Francisco", "Magnum, P.I." and "Law & Order". In addition, he had a recurring role as 'Manny Weisbord' in the series "Crime Story" (1986 to 1988). He was a regular player with the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater. Wiseman's last major role was his performance in the 2001 stage production of "Judgment at Nuremberg". He was married to choreographer Pearl Lang. (bio by: C.S.)
Pearl Lang (1921 - 2009)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: retained by family
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Oct 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43322132
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