Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder bio

Birth Name: Samuel Wilder

Occupation: Director

Place Of Birth: Austria

Date Of Birth: June 22, 1906

Date Of Death: March 27, 2002

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Austrian

Billy Wilder was born on the 22nd of June, 1906. He was popular for being a Director. Director of a number of classic films from the 1940’s to the 1960’s including Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Blvd., The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot and The Apartment. His films earned him a total of six Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Billy Wilder was born in Austria. He was raised in Austria and began working as a journalist after moving to Berlin. In 1986, he received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.

Billy Wilder was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Billy Wilder was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Samuel Wilder is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Billy Wilder’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Billy Wilder’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Billy Wilder kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Billy Wilder was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Samuel Wilder
NICKNAME: The Viennese Pixie
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Billy Wilder was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Billy Wilder was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Billy Wilder had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Billy Wilder’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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