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Billy Wilder

(Samuel Wilder)
Age: 95

Austrian-born director and producer known for his scathing satires of American mores. Wilder, who won six Academy Awards, was a versatile director who shifted seamlessly from drama to comedy to film noir. His Oscar-winning films include The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, and The Apartment.

Died: Beverly Hills, Calif., March 28, 2002

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