William Wyler

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William Wyler
William Wyler portrait.jpg
c. 1945
Born
Willi Wyler

(1902-07-01)July 1, 1902
DiedJuly 27, 1981(1981-07-27) (aged 79)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFilm director, producer
Years active1925–1970
Spouse(s)
Margaret Sullavan
(m. 1934; div. 1936)

Children5
RelativesCarl Laemmle Jr. (cousin)

William Wyler (/ˈwlər/; born Willi Wyler[1] (German: [ˈvɪlɪ ˈvi:lɐ]); July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a German-Swiss movie director, producer and screenwriter.

His best known works were Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Academy Awards for Best Director, as well as Best Picture.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Birth Certificate No. 1298/1902, Mulhouse Archive. According to Herman, Jan. A Talent for Trouble: The Life of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Director. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. ISBN 0-399-14012-3