William A. Wellman

 

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William Augustus Wellman (February 29, 1896 - December 9, 1975) was an American film director. 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. Wellman directed the 1927 film Wings, which became the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony.

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William A. Wellman

Born 1896-02-29 (126 years ago) in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. Dead 1975-12-09 (79 years).

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
DGA Lifetime Achievement Award 25th Directors Guild of America Awards 1972
Academy Award for Best Story (A Star Is Born) 10th Academy Awards 1937 A Star Is Born
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (The High and the Mighty) 7th Directors Guild of America Awards 1954 The High and the Mighty
Academy Award for Best Director (The High and the Mighty) 27th Academy Awards 1954 The High and the Mighty
Golden Globe Award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding (The Next Voice You Hear...) 8th Golden Globe Awards 1950 The Next Voice You Hear...
Academy Award for Best Director (Battleground) 22nd Academy Awards 1949 Battleground
Academy Award for Best Story (A Star Is Born) 10th Academy Awards 1937 A Star Is Born
Academy Award for Best Director (A Star Is Born) 10th Academy Awards 1937 A Star Is Born
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Dorothy Wellman(Gifta: 1934-03-20–1975-12-09) 1934-03-20 1975-12-09 Gifta
Marjorie Crawford(Gifta: 1931-12-22–1933) 1931-12-22 1933 Gifta
Margery Chapin(Gifta: 1925–1926) 1925 1926 Gifta
Helene Chadwick(Gifta: 1918–1923-09-05) 1918 1923-09-05 Gifta
Children

William Wellman Jr., Michael Wellman, Maggie Wellman, Kathleen Wellman, Gloria Wellman, Cissy Wellman, Tim Wellman, Patty Wellman

Parents

Cecilia McCarthy, Arthur Gouverneur Wellman

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

Wellman directed the 1927 film Wings, which became the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony.

Content from Wikipedia provided under the terms of Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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