Director of hit films such as Funny Girl, Jezebel, Ben-Hur, and The Best Years of Our Lives.
He served in the National Guard.
He earned the nicknames 90-Take Wyler and Once-More Wyler for doing a large number of takes when filming scenes.
He married his second wife Margaret Tallichet in 1938 and they had five children together.
He directed Barbra Streisand in her Oscar-winning role in Funny Girl.