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Wyler, William

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1981 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Artists

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1902- Born in Alsace

1940’s- 1950’s
- between these years, became a three-time winner of the Academy Award for best Director
-was generally recognized as the foremost craftsman among Hollywood Directors

1936 - partnered with producer Samuel Goldwyn which resulted in a number of films based on literary texts, including Dodsworth

1937- directed "Dead End"

1939- "Wuthering Heights"

1941- "The Little Foxes"

1942- "Mrs. Miniver"
-won his first Academy Award

1946- also did the award-winning "The Best Years of Our Lives"

1949- "The Heiress"


1951- "Detective Story"


1953- "Roman Holiday"


1959- directed "Ben-Hur" which earned him a third Academy Award


1968- "Funny Girl"

1981- Died on July 27

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