A Gift from the Wilder Family Trust

July 01, 2013
Billy and Audrey Wilder
Billy and Audrey Wilder
Legendary film director Billy Wilder and his wife, actress Audrey Wilder, were long-time supporters of Saint John’s Health Center. They contributed regularly to the hospital beginning in the 1980s when Audrey’s mother was a patient.

Billy Wilder was a legendary Hollywood filmmaker whose career spanned a half-century. He made 60 films and won six Oscars, including three Oscars for the 1960 film The Apartment. Audrey Wilder was a singer in the Tommy Dorsey Band and a contract player at Paramount. She made nearly two dozen films in the 1940s.

Billy and Audrey met in 1944 and were married for 53 years until Billy’s death in 2002. Audrey died last year.

Saint John’s wishes to thank the Wilder Family Trust for their most recent gift of $11 million. Billy and Audrey were dear friends of the Health Center, and their generosity will benefit patients and the community for many years to come.