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Billy Wilder

Film Director, Screenwriter (22-Jun-1906 — 27-Mar-2002)


Richard Armstrong. Billy Wilder: American Film Realist. McFarland & Company. 2004. 172pp.

Charlotte Chandler. Nobody's Perfect: Billy Wilder: A Personal Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2002. 352pp.

Cameron Crowe (editor). Conversations with Billy Wilder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1999.

Bernard F. Dick. Billy Wilder. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1980. 188pp.

Nora Henry. Ethics and Social Criticism in the Hollywood Films of Erich von Stroheim, Ernst Lubitsch, and Billy Wilder. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2000. 264pp.

Glenn Hopp. Billy Wilder: Filme mit Esprit, 1906-2002. Cologne, Germany: Taschen. 2003. 191pp. Language: German.

Robert Horton. Billy Wilder: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi. 2002.

Hellmuth Karasek. Billy Wilder: Eine Nahaufnahme. Hamburg, Germany: Hoffmann and Campe. 1992. 542pp. Language: German.

Kevin Lally. Wilder Times: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. 1996. 496pp.

Alex Madsen. Billy Wilder. Indiana University Press. 1969. 168pp.

Steve Seidman. The Film Career of Billy Wilder. G. K. Hall & Co.. 1977. 175pp.

Ed Sikov. On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder. New York: Hyperion. 1998. 688pp.

Neil Sinyard; Adrian Turner. Journey Down Sunset Boulevard: The Films of Billy Wilder. Ryde, Isle of Wight: BCW Publishing, Ltd.. 1979. 366pp.

Sam Staggs. Close-up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream. St. Martin's Press. 2003. 448pp.

Tom Wood. The Bright Side of Billy Wilder, Primarily. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1970. 258pp.

Maurice Zolotow. Billy Wilder in Hollywood. New York: Putnam. 1977. 364pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.754)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1557)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.293)

  10. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1501)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.596)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.365)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (pp.576-77)

  14. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.541)

  15. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.578)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.462)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.936-38)

  18. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.938-44)

  19. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.560-64)

  20. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.796)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.515)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.136)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.340)

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