Wildef.Kimborn Kim Smith; 18 November 1960, an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single Kids in America, which reached number two in the UK; In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female; In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of the Supremes' song You Keep Me Hangin' On, which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987; Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart
Wildem.Cornel(ius Louis) (1915-1989) Austrian-born US actor and film director. He worked in the US from 1932. He starred as the composer and pianist Chopin in A Song to Remember 1945, and directed The Naked Prey 1966, Beach Red 1967, and No Blade of Grass 1970, among other films. Wilde also starred in Leave Her to Heaven 1945 and Forever Amber 1947. He produced, directed, and starred (with his wife Jean Wallace) in several films from 1955, including Storm Fear 1955, Maracaibo 1958, and Beach Red 1967. His originality reveals him to be a primitive of the camera, at home in African adventure.
- (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) (1854-1900) Irish writer; With his flamboyant style and quotable conversation, he dazzled London society and, on his lecture tour 1882, the US; He published his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891, followed by a series of sharp comedies, including A Woman of No Importance 1893 and The Importance of Being Earnest 1895; in 1895 he was imprisoned for two years for homosexual offenses; he died in exile
- wilde was born in Dublin and studied at Dublin and Oxford, where he became known as a supporter of the Esthetic movement (art for arts sake); He published Poems 1881, and also wrote fairy tales and other stories, criticism, and a long, anarchic political essay, The Soul of Man Under Socialism 1891; his elegant social comedies include Lady Windermeres Fan 1892 and An Ideal Husband 1895; yhe drama Salome 1893, based on the biblical character, was written in French; considered scandalous by the British censor, it was first performed in Paris 1896 with the actress Sarah Bernhardt in the title role; among his lovers was Lord Alfred Douglas, whose father provoked Wilde into a lawsuit that led to his social and financial ruin and imprisonment; The long poem Ballad of Reading Jail 1898 and a letter published as De Profundis 1905 were written in jail to explain his side of the relationship; After his release from prison 1897, he lived in France and is buried in Paris