W. Lee Wilder was an Austrian-American screenwriter, film producer and director.
Before moving to Hollywood in 1945 to start making movies, Wilder first made handbags under the name Wm. Wilder Co., Inc. Original Handbags in New York.
He established his own film production firm there, produced The Great Flamarion in 1945, and The Glass Alibi in 1946, the year he made his directorial debut.
Wilder conceived, wrote, and directed 16 musical short films in 1949 and 1950 that featured folk and traditional spirituals.
In the 1950s, Wilder founded Planet Filmplays, a production business where he produced and directed a number of low-budget science fiction movies that his son Myles cowrote the screenplays for.
W. Lee Wilder's net worth was $2.5 million at time of his death.
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Children: W. Lee Wilder has a son named Myles Wilder.
Parents: W. Lee Wilderâ€™s father is Max Wilder.
Siblings: W. Lee Wilder has a brother named Billy Wilder.