Billy Wilder

Austrian-born American film director and screenwriter (1906-2002)

Billy Wilder (born Samuel Wilder, June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, artist and journalist. He was known for directing movies such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Sunset Boulevard, Double Ideminty and The Seven Year Itch. He won two Golden Globe Awards and three Academy Awards. Wilder was born in Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (present-day Sucha Beskidzka, Poland). He was Jewish.[1] He married Judith Coppicus from 1936 to 1946. He married Audrey Young from 1949 to 2002. Wilder has two children. Wilder died of pneumonia in Beverly Hills, California.[2]

Wilder (right) with Gloria Swanson (left), c. 1950

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  1. "Time". Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  2. Clinton, Paul (2002-03-29). "Legendary director Billy Wilder dead at 95". CNN. Archived from the original on 2009-04-01. Retrieved January 20, 2006.

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