Died Today (July 27th): William Wyler (1902–1981)

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williamwyler.jpgWilliam Wyler (1902–1981)

Born: July 1, 1902 in Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany [now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France]

Died: July 27, 1981 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Margaret Tallichet (23 October 1938 – 27 July 1981) (his death) (5 children)

William Wyler – Born in France in 1902, Wyler emigrated to the US and began his career via family connections in cinema. He learned the directorial craft on low-budget silent pictures, his first success being one of the first ‘talkies’ – 1930’s Hell’s Heroes.

Over the next thirty years William received fourteen Oscar nominations, winning three (for ‘42’s Mrs. Miniver, ‘46’s The Best Years of Our Lives, and ‘59’s Ben-Hur).

Ben-Hur set a record win of eleven Oscars, (since tied by two other films). William Wyler died in 1981.

The Good Fairy
1935
dir. Wyler
starring
Margaret Sullavan
Frank Morgan
DodsworthDodsworth
1936
dir. Wyler
starring
Walter Huston
WUTHERING HEIGHTSWuthering Heights

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