William A. Wellman biography

William A. Wellman

Film director

1896 – 1975

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Who was William A. Wellman?

William Augustus Wellman was an American film director. Although Wellman began his film career as an actor, he worked on over 80 films, as director, producer and consultant, but most often as a director, notable for his work in crime, adventure and action genre films, often focusing on aviation themes, a particular passion. He also directed several well-regarded satirical comedies.

Wellman directed the 1927 film Wings, which became the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony.

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Born
Feb 29, 1896
Brookline
Also known as
  • William Augustus Wellman
  • William Wellman
  • Wild Bill
  • Wild Bill Wellman
  • "Wild Bill" Wellman
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Dec 9, 1975
Los Angeles

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on July 23, 2013

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