German SIG #Germany RE: Billy Wilder [who had been a Jewish refugee from Austria in 1934 on the immigrant experience] #germany

Carol Baird <carol.baird3@...>

My great uncle, Franz Waxman (Wachsmann) was best friends with Billy
Wilder and traveled the immigrant path with him to Hollywood. Franz
also won Academy Awards (2) - one for 'Sunset Boulevard' and one for
'A Place in the Sun,' including many nominations and other awards.
They were so close that Franz named his only child, my cousin, John
** William ** Waxman to honor his best friend, Billy. If you're
interested in Franz's life and career in Hollywood and the founding
of the Los Angeles Music Festival, go to:

Carol Davidson Baird, Solana Beach, CA USA

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