Person - Wilder, Billy (1906-2002)

Wilder, Billy (1906-2002)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Austro-Hungarian Empire  1906-06-22 - Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos)  2002-03-27


Billy Wilder was an American of Austrian origin scriptwriter, film director and producer. He is one of the greatest film directors of classic cinema of Hollywood. He spent his childhood and youth between Cracow and Vienna. He studied Law but his first job was as journalist and stayed in the journalism world until he entered the UFA, where he worked with the best German film directors of the age. His passion for cinema grew up when he watched the Sergéi Eisenstein's movie "Battleship Potemkin" (1925). When Hitler came to power, he was forced to leave the country because he was Jewish. His mother died in Auschwitz. He first went ot Paris, but soon moved to the USA, where he developed his cinematographic career. He was 21 times nominated to the Oscars and won 6 of them, like for example for Best Picture for "The Apartment" (1960). His most famous movies are: "Ace in the Hole" (1951), "Some Like It Hot" (1959) and "The Apartment" (1960).

World War, 1939-1945

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945



Lugar de Nacimiento:

Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1906-06-22

Lugar de Defunción:

Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos) in 2002-03-27




Related Authorities

Hartl, Karl (1899-1978)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

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Lubitsch, Ernst (1892-1947)  ( He/She is apprentice/student/employee of )

Vajda, Ladislao (1906-1965)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of )

Family relationships :

Wilder, W. Lee (1904-1982)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

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Biblioteca Nacional de España


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