September 25, 1900|
Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany
|Died||January 17, 1971
|Spouse(s)||Cathy O'Donnell (1948–70; her death)|
Robert Wyler (September 25, 1900 – January 17, 1971) was an American film producer and associate producer. He was the older brother of the more illustrious[weasel words] William Wyler and a nephew of Universal Studios head, Carl Laemmle.
Wyler was born in Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany (now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France). His first credit was as a producer in 1928, and he made several unsuccessful attempts at directing in the early 1930s. He found success in the late 1940s and '50s, however, when the film he associate-produced in 1949 – his brother's adaptation of The Heiress — was nominated for Best Film at the Academy Awards and won its star, Olivia de Havilland, her second Oscar.
Wyler himself was nominated for the screenplay for Detective Story in 1951, another film directed by his brother and a controversial hit in its day. He was involved as an associate producer on most of his brother's films through the 1950s, such as Roman Holiday (1953) and Friendly Persuasion (1956).
Wyler was married to actress Cathy O'Donnell from 1948 until her death in 1970.
- It Happened in Paris (1935)
- The Heiress (1949)
- Detective Story (1951)
- Roman Holiday (1953)
- Friendly Persuasion (1956)
- The Big Country (1958)
- The Children's Hour (1961)