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Gene Wilder

Name at birth: Jerome SilbermanGene Wilder made his movie debut in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde (with Warren Beatty), and is today best known as the eccentric title character in Willy Wonka And The Chocola…

Billy Wilder

Name at birth: Samuel WilderBilly Wilder made some of Hollywood's most memorable and successful films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1960) and The Apartment (1962). Billy Wilder…

Matthew THORNTON

THORNTON, Matthew, a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Ireland in 1714; immigrated to the United States in 1716 with his father, who settled in Wiscasset, Maine; moved to Worcester, Mass.; c…

Anthony THORNTON

THORNTON, Anthony, a Representative from Illinois; born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 9, 1814; attended the common schools and Centre College, Danville, Ky.; was graduated from Miam…

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder is the author of Little House on the Prairie and the six other novels that make up what is known as the "Little House" series. She grew up in the midwestern frontier of the Unite…

Billy Wilder 2002 Deaths

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 shifte…

Robert Graves: In the Wilderness

In the WildernessChrist of His gentleness Thirsting and hungering, Walked in the wilderness; Soft words of grace He spoke Unto lost desert-folk That listened wondering. He heard the bitterns c…

William Henry WILDER

WILDER, William Henry, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, May 14, 1855; moved with his parents to Massachusetts in 1866; attended the common schools; eng…

Billy Wilder Biography

Billy Wilderdirector, writer, producerBorn: 6/22/1906Birthplace: Vienna, Austria Academy Award-winning director, writer, and producer known for dark film noir and social comedy with a biting edge. Hi…

Ephraim Wilder FARLEY

FARLEY, Ephraim Wilder, a Representative from Maine; born in Newcastle, Maine, August 29, 1817; attended the common schools and was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1836; st…