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Actor William A. Wellman

William A. Wellman

  • Birth name:

    William Augustus Wellman

  • Date of Birth:

    Brookline, Massachusetts, USA


William Wellman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original A Star Is Born (1937), was called "Wild Bill" during his World War I service as an aviator, a nickname that persisted in Hollywood due to his larger-than-life personality and lifestyle. A leap-year baby born in 1896 on the the 29th of February to a stockbroker father in Brookline, Massachusetts, Wellman was the great-great-great grandson of Francis Lewis, one of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. His mothe... more

William A. Wellman Filmography

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Movie Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick

as Himself (archive footage)

Movie Wings Wings

as Doughboy