William Wyler

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Birth Name: William Wyler
Born: 07/01/1902
Birth Place: Germany
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 07/27/1981

Born on July 1, 1902 in Mulhausen, Germany, Wyler was raised by his father, Leopold, a dry goods merchant, and his mother, who was a cousin of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle. A wayward child who was expelled from a number of schools for bad behavior, Wyler was exposed to opera and the theater through his mother, and studied music for several months at the Paris Conservatoire. He prepared himself to follow in his father's footsteps and enter the haberdashery business, but a meeting with Laemmle changed his course. In 1920, Wyler moved to the United States and began working as a shipping clerk at Universal Studios in New York. After deciding to become a director, he moved to Los Angel... Continue Bio >>

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