William Wyler  American Director

Current Status

William Wyler passed away on 27th Jul 1981 aged 79.


William Wyler was previously married to Margaret Tallichet (1937 - 1981) and Margaret Sullavan (1934 - 1936).

He was also in relationships with Bette Davis (1937 - 1938), Luise Rainer (1936) and Sheila Bromley.

William Wyler had 2 children, Catherine (77) and Judy (74).


William Wyler is a 79 year old American Director. Born Wilhelm Weiller on 1st July, 1902 in Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany (now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France), he is famous for Oscar for Best Director 1960 for Ben-Hur in a career that spans 1925–1970. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

William Wyler is a member of the following lists: Best Directing Academy Award winners, American male screenwriters and American people of Alsatian-Jewish descent.


Help us build our profile of William Wyler! Login or register to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Dating History

Partner Comparison

William Wyler79 CancerDirector
Margaret Tallichet77 PiscesActress
Bette Davis81 AriesActress
Luise Rainer104 CapricornActress
Margaret Sullavan50 TaurusActress
Sheila Bromley91 ScorpioActress


Female25th July, 193977 years old
Female21st May, 194274 years old


The Jackie Gleason Show1966TV Show
Dodsworth1936Violin Player in Dance Orchestra (uncredited)Movie
Her First Mate1933Man on Collapsing Dock (uncredited)Movie
The Shakedown1929Photographer at Fight Arena (uncredited)Movie


William Wyler

William Wyler


Six Degrees

Connect any celebrity with William Wyler to see how closely they are linked... romantically!


William Wyler, born as Wilhelm Weiller (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of whic...

Confirmed Relationships5
Longest Relationship44 yrs, 6 mths
Shortest Relationship12 mths
Average Relationship Length9 yrs, 6 mths
First Name William
Last Name Wyler
Full Name at Birth Wilhelm Weiller
Alternative Name 99-Take Willie, Willy
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st July, 1902
Birthplace Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany (now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France)
Died 27th July, 1981
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Director, Producer, Actor
Occupation Director
Claim to Fame Oscar for Best Director 1960 for Ben-Hur
Year(s) Active 1925–1970
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/463/000032367/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5005
Father Audrey Hepburn, Leopald Wyler
Mother Melanie Wyler
Brother Robert Wyler
Friend George Stevens, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, David Niven, John Huston, Carl Laemmle, Ellen Drew, Sy Bartlett
Associated People Vincent Sherman
More about William Wyler
Less about William Wyler