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Billy wilder

Billy (Samuel Wilder) 1906–2002, U.S. film director, producer, and writer; born in Austria.
Laura Ingalls
[ing-guh lz] /ˈɪŋ gəlz/ (Show IPA), 1867–1957, U.S. writer of children’s books.
Thornton (Niven)
[thawrn-tn niv-uh n] /ˈθɔrn tn ˈnɪv ən/ (Show IPA), 1897–1975, U.S. novelist and playwright.
Contemporary Examples

Lynch avoids the packed billy wilder Theater to wait backstage, while Brand sits in the front row, bantering with his neighbors.
David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles Sean Macaulay April 6, 2013

Hedy Lamarr, Fritz Lang and billy wilder get props, along with clips of their earlier films like “Blue Angel” and “Metropolis.”
Beyond Ryan Seacrest Nicole Ankowski December 27, 2008

I think billy wilder is a genius and came up with the perfect brief comic ending.
Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’ Mel Brooks May 19, 2013

The night he died, he was driving home from a party in Beverly Hills thrown by billy wilder.
The Absurdist Genius of Ernie Kovacs Andy Battaglia April 14, 2011

Neil Simon wrote the book for the original, which opened in 1968, based on the poignant billy wilder movie The Apartment.
Broadway Cheers for Cheating Janice Kaplan April 24, 2010

verb (archaic)
to lead or be led astray
to bewilder or become bewildered
Billy, real name Samuel Wilder. 1906–2002, US film director and screenwriter, born in Austria. His films include Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Some Like it Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), and Buddy Buddy (1981)
Thornton. 1897–1975 US novelist and dramatist. His works include the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) and the play The Skin of Our Teeth (1942)


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