Beverly Hills, United States of America
2000 FILE PHOTO OF HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR BILLY WILDER WITH WIFE AUDREY.
Director and screenwriter Billy Wilder, 95, has died March 28, 2002.
Wilder, shown with wife Audrey during ceremonies at Spago November 6,
2000 in Beverly Hills, received twenty Academy Awards nominations and
won six Oscars during his illustrious career; three of them in 1960 for
Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture for 'The Apartment.'
Wilder was born in Vienna and broke into films in Germany as a
screenwriter. In 1933, he fled Nazi Germany for Paris, and then to
Hollywood in 1934. REUTERS/Rose Prouser-Files