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William S. Darling (1882–1964)

Hungarian-born Wilmos Bela Sandorhaji arrived in the U.S. in 1910, with qualifications from the Royal Academy of Art in Budapest and the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris. He enjoyed his first success as a portrait painter in New York, prior to the outbreak of World War I. By the time he relocated to Hollywood ten years later, he had adopted his wife's ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1946 Anna and the King of Siam (as William Darling)
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom (as William Darling)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette (as William Darling)
 1940 Brigham Young (as William Darling)
 1939 The Rains Came (as William Darling)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone (as William Darling)
 1939 Jesse James (as William Darling)
 1938 Submarine Patrol (as William Darling)
 1937 In Old Chicago (as William Darling)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie (as William Darling)
 1937 On the Avenue (as William Darling)
 1936 Stowaway (as William Darling)
 1936 Lloyd's of London (as William Darling)
 1936 Dimples (as William Darling)
 1936 Ladies in Love (as William Darling, art direction)
 1936 White Fang (as William Darling)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (as William Darling)
 1936 Under Two Flags (as William Darling)
 1936 Captain January (as William Darling)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island (as William Darling)
 1935 The Littlest Rebel (as William Darling)
 1935 Way Down East
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend (as William Darling)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife (as William Darling)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt (uncredited)
 1935 Our Little Girl (as William Darling)
 1935 The Little Colonel (as William Darling)
 1935 The County Chairman (as William Darling)
 1934 Caravan
 1934 Coming-Out Party (as William Darling)
 1933 Doctor Bull (as William Darling)
 1933 Pilgrimage (as William Darling)
 1933 Zoo in Budapest (as William Darling)
 1933 Cavalcade (as William Darling)
 1932 Born to Fight (as William Darling)
 1932 6 Hours to Live (as William Darling)
 1932 A Passport to Hell (as William Darling)
 1932 While Paris Sleeps (as William Darling)
 1932 After Tomorrow (as William Darling)
 1932 Stepping Sisters (as William Darling)
 1931 Bad Girl
 1931 Always Goodbye (as William Darling)
 1930 Common Clay
 1929 Seven Faces (as William Darling)
 1929 Salute (as William Darling)
 1928 4 Devils (as William Darling)
 1927 Paid to Love
 1926 Fig Leaves
 1921 Her Mad Bargain (as William Darling)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

William Darling

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

The Academy Award statuette that Darling won in 1947 for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White for Anna and the King of Siam (1946) was put up for auction on E-bay on January 17, 2005, with a minimum bid of $3,000.00. The Oscar was sold for a winning bid of $22,322.00 to showbiz historian Tom O'Neil when the auction closed on January 24th. Pre-1950 Oscars are not subject to the ... See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Virgo

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