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Birth Name: Billy Wilder
Born: 06/22/1906
Birth Place: Austria
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 03/27/2002

Born on June 22, 1906 in Sucha, Galicia, Austria, Wilder was raised in a Jewish family by his father, Max, a successful businessman and hotel proprietor who owned a popular cake shop in his hometown's train station, and his mother, Eugenie, a homemaker who later died at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. Unable to be lured into the family business, Wilder instead chose the path of becoming a writer and dropped out of the University to work as a journalist at the tabloid Die Stunde, where he wrote interviews, as well as crime and sports stories. He moved to Berlin when he was 20 years old and continued working as a stringer for various local newspapers while alleged... Continue Bio >>

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