William Wyler Biography (1902-1981)



Born July 1, 1902, in Muehlhausen, Germany; died July 27, 1981, in Los Angeles, CA; married Margaret Sullivan, November 25, 1934 (divorced, March 13, 1936); married Margaret Tallichet, October 23, 1938; children: (second marriage)four; brother of Robert Wyler (a writer and director). Career: Director and producer. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nominations, all best director, 1936, for Dodsworth, 1939, for Wuthering Heights, 1940,for The Letter, and 1941, for The Little Foxes; Special Recommendation, overall artistic contribution, Venice Film Festival, 1938, for Jezebel; Academy Award, best director, 1942, for Mrs. Miniver; Academy Award, National Board of Review Award, and New York Film Critics Circle Award, all best director, and Bodil Award, best American film, Bodil Festival,all 1946, for The Best Years of Our Lives; Academy Award nominations,best director and best picture, 1949, for The Heiress; Academy Awardnomination, best director, 1951, for Detective Story; Academy Award nominations, best director and best picture, 1953, for Roman Holiday; National Board of Review Award, best director, 1955, for The Desperate Hours; Academy Award nominations, best director and best picture, and Golden Palm Award, Cannes Film Festival, all 1956, for Friendly Persuasion; British Academy Award nomination, best film from any source, British Academy ofFilm and Television Arts, 1958, for The Big Country; Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Directors Guild of America Award, all best director, and British Academy Award, best film from any source, all 1959, for Ben-Hur; Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe Award nomination, best director, 1965, for The Collector; Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1966; D. W. Griffith Award, DirectorsGuild of America, 1966; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture director, 1968, for Funny Girl; Life Achievement Award, American Film Institute, 1976.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer
Birth Details
July 1, 1902
Muehlhausen, Germany
Death Details
July 27, 1981
Los Angeles, California, United States

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