Oscar-winning director William Wyler dies at 79

On Ju­ly 29, 1981, The Times re­por­ted that Wil­li­am Wyler, an im­mig­rant who used his memor­ies of U.S. Air Force com­bat ser­vice dur­ing World War II to dir­ect the Academy Award-win­ning film “The Best Years of Our Lives,” died at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 79.

Published: July 29, 1981
Sources: Los Angeles Times

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