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Władysław Szpilman
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Born (1911-12-05)5 December 1911
Sosnowiec, Congress Poland, Russian Empire
Died 6 July 2000(2000-07-06) (aged 88)
Warsaw, Poland
Resting place Powązki Military Cemetery, Warsaw
Nationality Polish
Occupation Composer, pianist, author
Years active 1930–2000
Known for The Pianist
Spouse(s) Halina (Grzecznarowski) Szpilman
(1950–2000; his death)
Children Christopher Szpilman, Andrzej Szpilman

Władysław "Wladek" Szpilman (Polish pronunciation: [vwaˈdɨswaf ˈʂpʲilman]; 5 December 1911 – 6 July 2000) was a Polish pianist and classical composer.

Szpilman is known as the main character of the Roman Polanski movie The Pianist (2002). This movie is based on the book of the same name. It recounts Polanski's survival of the German occupation of Warsaw and the Holocaust.

Szpilman died in Warsaw, Poland on 6 July 2000 at the age of 88.

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