William A. Wellman

Newlyweds William A. Wellman & Marjorie Crawford. December, 1931
1896 - 1975

William A. Wellman  American Film Director

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William A. Wellman passed away on 9th Dec 1975 aged 79.


William A. Wellman was previously married to Dorothy Coonan Wellman (1934 - 1975), Marjorie Crawford (1931 - 1933), Margery Chapin (1925 - 1926) and Helene Chadwick (1921 - 1923).

He was in a relationship with Loretta Young.


American Film Director William A. Wellman passed away on 9th Dec 1975 Los Angeles, California aged 79. Born William Augustus Wellman on 29th February, 1896 in Brookline, Massachusetts and educated at Newton High School in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts (expelled), William A. Wellman is most remembered for A Star is Born (1937) in a career that spanned 1919–1958. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

William A. Wellman is a member of the following lists: American people of Irish descent, Best Story Academy Award winners and Soldiers of the French Foreign Legion.


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Married4 43 years, 10 months 14 years, 7 months 3 years
Dating1 - - -
Total5 43 years, 10 months 11 years, 11 months 3 years


First Name William
Middle Name Augustus
Last Name Wellman
Full Name at Birth William Augustus Wellman
Alternative Name Wild Bill Wellman
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th February, 1896
Birthplace Brookline, Massachusetts
Died 9th December, 1975
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Leukemia
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Newton High School in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts (expelled)
Occupation Text Director, Producer, Writer
Occupation Film Director
Claim to Fame A Star is Born (1937)
Year(s) Active 1919–1958
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/736/000043607/
Father Arthur Gouverneur Wellman
Mother Cecilia McCarthy
Family Member Michael Wellman (son ) (actor), William Wellman Jr (son) (actor), Cissy Wellman (daughter) (actress)
Friend Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Sr, Robert Taylor

William Augustus Wellman (February 29, 1896 – December 9, 1975) was an American film director and actor. 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.

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William A. Wellman79 PiscesFilm Director
Dorothy Coonan Wellman95 SagittariusActress
Marjorie Crawford107Actress
Margery Chapin-
Helene Chadwick42 SagittariusActress
Loretta Young87 CapricornActress


GloriaFemale3rd March, 192492 years old
WilliamMale20th January, 193779 years old
KathleenFemale13th March, 193977 years old
CissyFemale13th March, 194373 years old
MichaelMale24th August, 194769 years old
MaggieFemale7th September, 195165 years old




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