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Wyler, William

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1981 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Artists

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