- Name: Billy Wilder
- Born: 06/22/1906
- Died: 03/27/2002 (95 years old)
- Occupation: Director, screenwriter, producer
Billy Wilder (//; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; born Samuel Wilder, June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born American film director and screenwriter whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. With The Apartment, Wilder became the first person to win Academy Awards as producer, director, and screenwriter for the same film.
Birth Name: Samuel Wilder
Alias: Samuel Wilder
Birth Place: Sucha, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austria-Hungary, smaller|(now Sucha Beskidzka, Poland)
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.