Wilde, Lee and Lyn

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Wilde, Lee and Lyn Gender: F
Marion Lee and Mary Lyn Wilde
born on 10 October 1922 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )
Place East St.Louis, Illinois, 38n37, 90w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°08' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°09 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°01'

Lee and Lyn Wilde : Lyn Wilde approx. birth time - natal chart (Placidus)
Lee and Lyn Wilde : Lyn Wilde approx. birth time
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
Alternative birthtime
Lyn Wilde approx. birth time
Date 11 October 1922 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )
Place East St.Louis, IL (US), 38n37, 90w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°08' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°14 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 04°02'

Portrait of Lee and Lyn Wilde 
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Lee and Lyn Wilde
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The Wilde Twins, are twin sisters, who appeared in films of the early to mid-1940s. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, Lee is the older of the two, born shortly before midnight of October 10, 1922, with Lyn born in the early hours of the following morning.

They began singing with their siblings in church, and by their teens were singing hymns for their local radio station, as well as performing in Illinois and Kentucky. They graduated from East St. Louis Senior High School in 1939. By 1940 they were band singers, and in 1942 they made their film debuts, as vocalists for the Charlie Barnet Band, performing one song in the Harriet Hilliard film Juke Box Jenny. They also performed with Bob Crosby for a short while. Further live performances led to another featured film appearance in the Judy Garland film Presenting Lily Mars in 1942. Joe Pasternak was impressed by them and signed them to a seven-year contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. They played small roles in Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944), followed by Twice Blessed, a film written specifically for them to introduce them to a wider audience.

The sisters appeared in nine films together up until 1949. Lyn briefly continued her film career after that, appearing in six more films until 1953. They married brothers, Jim and Tom Cathcart, and focused their attentions on family life, rather than continuing in show business, but they retained a love of music. After leaving show business, Lee pursued many activities, including flying. She earned her pilots license in 1961. She also attended college in Palm Desert, earning an Associates Degree from College of the Desert, and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages from the University of California at Irvine. In 1989, they recorded a reunion album titled Back to Together Once Again and continued to perform occasionally into the 1990s.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Scholfield points to a blog site http://www.zianet.com/jjohnson/wt2.htm reporting the biography of the Wilde Twins. Scholfield got probably the dates wrong in his Astrodatabalog entry of 19 April 2013, as he gives 9/10 October instead of 10/11 October. English Wikipedia also got the dates wrong, while several other sources quote the night of 10 to 11 October. The time is no exactly known, sources only quote 'just before midnight of the 10th' and 'just after midnight' or similar wordings. One source http://fan.tcm.com/_The-Wilde-Twins-Double-the-Fun/blog/6015835/66470.html says "Lee was born just before midnight on October 10, 1922 while Lyn entered the world two minutes later, making their birthdates different."


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (identical twins, born on different dates)