Knowledge Identifier: +William_A._Wellman
Helene Chadwick - In January 1919, Chadwick became engaged to Lieutenant William A. Wellman, an American pilot with the Lafayette Flying Corps
Snitz Edwards - By the early 1930s and the advent of talkies, Edwards was already in his 60s, suffering from crippling arthritis, but remaining active until his last role, a part in the 1931 William A. Wellman directed crime drama "The Public Enemy" opposite actors Jean Harlow, James Cagney, and Joan Blondell
Wellman's other notable films include "The Public Enemy" , the first version of "A Star Is Born" , "Nothing Sacred" , the 1939 version of "Beau Geste" starring Gary Cooper, "Thunder Birds" , "The Ox-Bow Incident" , "Lady of Burlesque" , "The Story of G.I. Joe" , "Battleground" and two films starring and co-produced by John Wayne, "Island in the Sky" and "The High and the Mighty"
Wellman was known for his disdain for actors in general, and actresses in particular, "Movie stardom isn't about acting ability - it's personality and temperament", he stated in 1952, and added, "I once directed Clara Bow
His widow, Dorothy Wellman, died on September 16, 2009, in Brentwood, California, at the age of 95