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William L. Shirer (1904–1993)

William L. Shirer was born on February 23, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer, known for The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968), The Magic Face (1951) and Erinnerung an einen Sommer in Berlin (1972). He died on December 28, 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 1989 The Nightmare Years (TV Mini-Series) (nonfiction book - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1989) ... (nonfiction book - as William Shirer)
- Part 1 (1989) ... (nonfiction book - as William Shirer)
 1968 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (TV Movie documentary) (book)
 1960 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gathering Storm (1960) ... (writer)
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 1989 The Road to War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - CBS Correspondant, Poland 1939
- Global War (1989) ... Himself - CBS Correspondant, Poland 1939 (as William Shirer)
 1972 Erinnerung an einen Sommer in Berlin (TV Movie)
 1968 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (TV Movie documentary)
 1951 The Magic Face
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 2010 Secrets of the Dead (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Journalist
- Churchill's Deadly Decision (2010) ... Himself - Journalist

Personal Details

Other Works:

Nonfiction book: "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", 1960.

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Shirer

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Was one of the first reporters to greet Charles Lindbergh when he landed in France following his solo flight across the Atlantic. See more »

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