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William Wyler

William Wyler

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Also Known As: Died: July 27, 1981
Born: July 1, 1902 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Director ...
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1920:
Invited to US by cousing Carl Laemmle, head of Universal Studios
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Began career at Universal Studios, New York as shipping clerk; then worked in foreign publicity
1921:
Transferred to Universal City, Hollywood
1922:
Immigrated to USA
1923:
First film as assistant director, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
1925:
Film directing debut at age 23, "Crook Busters"
1936:
Left Universal; began working for independent producer Samuel Goldwyn; first collaboration with cinematographer Gregg Toland
1942:
Served in England with US Air Force during WWII; produced, wrote and co-photographed documentary, "Memphis Belle" (1944) and co-directed (with John Sturges) documentary "Thunderbolt" (1945); discharged as lieutenant colonel

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