Billy Wilder

  • American

  • Austrian-Hungarian


Billy Wilder was a legendary American feature film director, writer and producer. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1906/06/22 Eugenia Wilder, wife of Max Wilder who ran a small cafe at the Sucha railroad station, gives birth to a son, Samuel Wilder, in the Galician village of Sucha Beskidzka, south of Krakow, Austria-Hungary (now Poland). Born Billy Wilder's Birthday
1907/00/00 Following Jewish custom, Samuel, was named for a deceased grandfather. His mother, Genia, prefers calling him "Billie", after Buffalo Bill. Life
1912/00/00 At Hotel City, run by his parents, Billie Wilder snookers strangers into playing three-cushion billiards and steals the waiters' tips off the tables. "I learned many things about human nature, none of them favorable." BW Life Historic Centre of Krakow Krakow
1917/00/00 Billie Wilder is pressed into service cleaning Vienna's streets, shoveling snow and picking up garbage. Life
1918/11/11 As he walks home from school to home on Fleischmarkt, Billie Wilder sees mobs in the streets - looting, tearing down royal statues and K u K insignia. Fearful Austrian soldiers quickly changed into civilian clothing to avoid being assaulted. Life Vienna, AT Austria Armistice Day
1924/07/04 Billie Wilder passes his Matura, or exit exam, from the PrivatRealgymnasium Juranek, receiving a B in German, a B Latin, an A in math, but he nearly flunks French. Education
1925/00/00 Max, Genia and Billie Wilder move out of their Fleischmarkt flat and move to a small apartment at 15 Billrothstrasse in Vienna's 19 District. Home Wilder Building, Wien Vienna, AT
1934/08/00 Billy Wilder moves into the windowless room at Chateau Marmont. Furnished with a hot plate, but no window, Wilder decorates his little abode with his impressionist paintings. Home Chateau Marmont, LA Los Angeles
1934/11/00 Billy Wilder stores his belonging in the basement of Chateau Marmont and travels to Vienne, Austria, to visit his mother, Eugenia, and to try to persuade her to move to America. Eugenia, a Polish Jew, will not leave Austria. Home
1934/12/00 Wilder returns to the Chateau Marmont, with no rooms available, he sleeps in closet near the womens room for a few days. Home Chateau Marmont, LA Los Angeles
1944/00/00 "Double Indemnity " is released. Director Double Indemnity
1945/11/16 "The Lost Weekend" is released. Director The Lost Weekend (film)
1950/00/00 "Sunset Boulevard " is released. Director Sunset Boulevard
1951/00/00 "The Big Carnival " is released. Director The Big Carnival
1951/06/14 Ace in the Hole - premieres in Albuquerque, New Mexico Director Ace in the Hole
1953/05/29 "Stalag 17" is released in the United Kingdom. Director Stalag 17
1954/00/00 "Sabrina" is released. Director Sabrina
1959/00/00 "Some Like it Hot " is released. Director Some Like it Hot
1960/00/00 "The Apartment " is released. Director The Apartment
2002/03/27 Billy Wilder dies of pneumonia at the age of 95 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He is buried in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles near Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Died Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary, LA Los Angeles

9 Creative Works by Billy Wilder »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Double Indemnity Director Film 1944/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
The Lost Weekend (film) Director Film 1945/11/16
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
Sunset Boulevard Director Film 1950/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
The Big Carnival Director Film 1951/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Ace in the Hole Director Film 1951/06/14
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
Stalag 17 Director Film 1953/05/29
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
Sabrina Director Film 1954/00/00
  • US National Film Registry
Some Like it Hot Director Film 1959/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
The Apartment Director Film 1960/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry

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