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William A. Wellman

1896 - 1975

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William Augustus Wellman (February 29, 1896 – December 9, 1975) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and military pilot. He was known 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William A. Wellman has received more than 464,729 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). William A. Wellman is the 346th most popular film director (down from 272nd in 2019), the 2,254th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,840th in 2019) and the 99th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, William A. Wellman ranks 346 out of 1,581Before him are Guy Hamilton, Robert Frank, Walerian Borowczyk, Mamoru Oshii, Bong Joon-ho, and Russ Meyer. After him are Nick Castle, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Gerard Damiano, George Miller, Juan Antonio Bardem, and Ken Russell.

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Among people born in 1896, William A. Wellman ranks 84Before him are Tadj ol-Molouk, Ruth Gordon, Hinrich Lohse, Mao Dun, Pavel Alexandrov, and Iona Yakir. After him are Ville Ritola, Faina Ranevskaya, Otto Hofmann, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Hans Cramer, and Aspasia Manos. Among people deceased in 1975, William A. Wellman ranks 65Before him are Joseph Bech, Al Lettieri, Guy Mollet, Per Wahlöö, Franz Six, and Lyubov Orlova. After him are Robert Stolz, Clyde Tolson, Michel Simon, Fredric March, Cannonball Adderley, and Madeleine Vionnet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William A. Wellman ranks 2,254 out of 18,182Before him are Irving Thalberg (1899), Jerry Orbach (1935), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Chris Sarandon (1942), and Fred Haise (1933). After him are Pat Hingle (1924), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), George Wallace (1919), Jessica Biel (1982), Kanye West (1977), and Maxwell D. Taylor (1901).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, William A. Wellman ranks 99Before him are Saul Bass (1920), Jerome Robbins (1918), Ub Iwerks (1901), Edward Zwick (1952), Samuel Fuller (1912), and Russ Meyer (1922). After him are Nick Castle (1947), Gerard Damiano (1928), James L. Brooks (1940), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Ray Harryhausen (1920), and Merian C. Cooper (1893).