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Patricia Wilder

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Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: September 8, 1913, Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: August 11, 1995, New York City, New York, United States

Patricia Honeychile Wilder (September 8, 1913-August 11, 1995) was an American film actress of the late 1930s.

Born in Macon, Georgia, Wilder had made her way to Hollywood via New York City by the mid-1930s to pursue a career in acting. She had first worked as a showgirl for Bob Hope while in New York City, in the Palace Theater. She received her first film role in 1936, having a minor part alongside James Stewart in Speed. She followed this with two uncredited roles that same year, as well as a credited role alongside Gloria Stewart and Lee Tracy in Wanted: Jane Turner. She stayed in close alliance with Bob Hope, working for him on radio shows during her entire career, and had her first film role alongside him in the 1936 film Walking on Air.

She had two film appearances in 1937, the first in a minor role in the film New Faces of 1937, which starred Milton Berle and Joe Penner, among others, and the second in On Again Off Againalongside Marjorie Lord and Robert Woolsey. In 1938 she had minor roles in four films, the biggest of which was My Lucky Star,starring Buddy Ebsen and Cesar Romero, along with another Bob Hope film, Little Miss Broadway. Her last film was Thanks for the Memory, starring Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, a spinoff film to their hit song "Thanks for the Memory". Dissatisfied with the path of her career, Wilder retired from acting after that film.

Her second husband was Albert Cernadas, an Argentine millionaire. In 1949 she married her third husband, Prince Fritz Alexander Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfurst, with whom she would remain married until his death in 1984.

Known as Honeychile, she died in New York City in 1995.

See an excerpt of Raymond Strait's book on Bob Hope featuring Patricia Wilder http://books.google.com/books?id=u6ylpEbRwgkC&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=bob+hope+in+macon,+ga&source=web&ots=vYmvwqpd4T&sig=qnJpGOe1lskLf9RkMDxQ1_dfE-E&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA95,M1

Patricia Wilder grew up with 12 brothers and sisters. She was survived by four brothers - Harry, Fred, Oscar and Henry and two sisters, Nell and Martha Ann. While the newspaper in New York stated she only had one brother (Henry), this was grossly incorrect. She had communicated regularly with her siblings up until her death, as indicated by several postcards and letters sent to them. She was most fond and proud of all her brothers and sisters. It is apparent that whomever wrote the obituary on Mrs. Wilder's behalf was either ignorant or deceitful. Patricia Honeychile Wilder is the person "Holly Golightly" in Truman Capote´s "Breakfast at Tiffany´s" and she gave the name to "Honeychile Ryder"( starring Ursula Andress") in Ian Flemmings "James Bond- Dr. No ".

Source: Wikipedia

Bob Hope ShowBob Hope Show
Show Count: 43
Broadcast History: 4 January 1935 to 5 April 1935, 14 September 1935 to 3 September 1936, 9 May 1937 to 26 September 1937, 8 December 1937 to 23 March 1938, 27 September 1938 to 8 June 1948, 14 September 1948 to 13 June 1950, and 3 October 1950 to 21 April 1955
Sponsor: Emerson Drug Company, Bromo Seltzer, Atlantic Oil, Lucky Strike, Swan Soap, American Dairy, General Foods, Woodbury Soap
Cast: Bob Hope, James Melton, Jane Froman, Patricia Wilder, Frank Parker, Jerry Colonna, Blanche Stewart, Elvia Allman, Doris Day, Frances Langford, Barbara Jo Allen, Stan Kenton, Skinnay Ennis, Desi Arnaz, Les Brown
Director: Bill Lawrence, Norman Morrell, Bob Stephenson, Al Capstaff
Producer: Bill Lawrence, Norman Morrell, Bob Stephenson, Al Capstaff