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Billy Wilder

Billy WilderAKA Samuel Wilder

Born: 22-Jun-1906
Birthplace: Sucha, Galicia, Austria
Died: 27-Mar-2002
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sunset Blvd.

Highly acclaimed Hollywood writer and director who definitely deserves his reputation: Ace in the Hole, The Apartment, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Ninotchka, Sabrina, Some Like It Hot, Stalag 17, Sunset Blvd., Witness for the Prosecution, etc.

Father: (stepfather, d. Auschwitz)
Mother: (d. Auschwitz)
Brother: W. Lee Wilder (producer)
Wife: Judith Coppicus Iribe (m. 22-Dec-1936, div. 1946, one son, one daughter)
Son: Vincent (twin, b. 1939, d. 1939)
Daughter: Victoria (twin, b. 1939)
Girlfriend: Hedy Lamarr (actress, dated 1940s)
Wife: Audrey Young (actress, b. 1922, m. 30-Jun-1949, until his death, d. 2012)

    American Film Institute Life Achievement Award 1986
    Kennedy Center Honor 1990
    Oscar for Best Director 1946 for The Lost Weekend
    Oscar for Best Director 1961 for The Apartment
    National Medal of Arts 1993

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Buddy Buddy (11-Dec-1981)
    Fedora (30-May-1978)
    The Front Page (17-Dec-1974)
    Avanti! (17-Dec-1972)
    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (29-Oct-1970)
    The Fortune Cookie (19-Oct-1966)
    Kiss Me, Stupid (22-Dec-1964)
    Irma la Douce (5-Jun-1963)
    One, Two, Three (15-Dec-1961)
    The Apartment (15-Jun-1960)
    Some Like It Hot (29-Mar-1959)
    Witness for the Prosecution (Dec-1957)
    Love in the Afternoon (30-Jun-1957)
    The Spirit of St. Louis (20-Apr-1957)
    The Seven Year Itch (3-Jun-1955)
    Sabrina (22-Sep-1954)
    Stalag 17 (1-Jul-1953)
    Ace in the Hole (15-Jun-1951)
    Sunset Blvd. (4-Aug-1950)
    A Foreign Affair (7-Jul-1948)
    The Emperor Waltz (30-Apr-1948)
    The Lost Weekend (16-Nov-1945)
    Double Indemnity (6-Sep-1944)
    Five Graves to Cairo (4-May-1943)
    The Major and the Minor (16-Sep-1942)
    Mauvaise graine (1934)


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