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Wyler, William

Michael Anderegg

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Wyler, William (01 July 1902–27 July 1981), American film director and producer, was born in Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, the son of Leopold Wyler, haberdasher, and Melanie Auerbach. Preparing, without enthusiasm, to join the family business, Wyler briefly attended a commercial school in Lausanne, Switzerland, but changed his plans when his mother’s cousin ...

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Subjects: Film

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