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William Powell

William PowellAKA William Horatio Powell

Born: 29-Jul-1892
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 5-Mar-1984
Location of death: Palm Springs, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: My Man Godfrey

Father: Horatio Warren Powell (accountant, b. 10-Aug-1865, d. 17-Jan-1941)
Mother: Nettie Manila Brady Powell (b. 8-Aug-1872, d. 27-May-1959)
Wife: Eileen Wilson (m. 1915, div. 1930, one son)
Son: William Powell (b. 27-Feb-1925, d. 13-Mar-1968 suicide stabbed self)
Wife: Carole Lombard (actress, m. 26-Jun-1931, div. 16-Aug-1933)
Girlfriend: Jean Harlow (actress, dated 1930s)
Wife: Diana Lewis (actress, m. 6-Jan-1940, until his death)

    University: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City (1912)

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1636 Vine St.

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Mister Roberts (30-Jul-1955) · Doc
    How to Marry a Millionaire (5-Nov-1953) · J. D. Hanley
    The Girl Who Had Everything (27-Mar-1953) · Steve Latimer
    The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1-Mar-1952)
    It's a Big Country (20-Nov-1951) · Professor
    Dancing in the Dark (2-Dec-1949)
    Take One False Step (22-Jun-1949) · Prof. Andrew Gentling
    Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (11-Aug-1948)
    The Senator Was Indiscreet (26-Dec-1947)
    Song of the Thin Man (28-Aug-1947) · Nick Charles
    Life with Father (15-Aug-1947) · Father
    Ziegfeld Follies (8-Apr-1946) · Florenz Ziegfeld
    The Hoodlum Saint (4-Apr-1946) · Terry Ellerton O'Neill
    The Thin Man Goes Home (25-Jan-1945) · Nick Charles
    The Heavenly Body (29-Dec-1943) · William S. Whitley
    The Youngest Profession (26-Feb-1943) · Himself
    Crossroads (23-Jul-1942) · David Talbot
    Shadow of the Thin Man (21-Nov-1941) · Nick
    Love Crazy (23-May-1941) · Steve Ireland
    I Love You Again (9-Aug-1940) · Larry Wilson
    Another Thin Man (17-Nov-1939) · Nick
    The Baroness and the Butler (18-Feb-1938)
    Double Wedding (15-Oct-1937) · Charlie Lodge
    The Emperor's Candlesticks (2-Jul-1937) · Baron Stephan Wolensky
    The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (19-Feb-1937) · Charles
    After the Thin Man (25-Dec-1936) · Nick Charles
    Libeled Lady (9-Oct-1936) · Bill Chandler
    My Man Godfrey (6-Sep-1936) · Godfrey
    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (13-May-1936) · Dr. Lawrence Bradford
    The Great Ziegfeld (22-Mar-1936) · Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
    Rendezvous (23-Oct-1935) · Bill Gordon
    Escapade (6-Jul-1935)
    Reckless (17-Apr-1935) · Ned Riley
    Star of Midnight (11-Apr-1935) · Clay Dalzell
    Evelyn Prentice (9-Nov-1934) · John Prentice
    The Key (31-May-1934) · Capt. Tennant
    The Thin Man (23-May-1934) · Nick
    Manhattan Melodrama (2-May-1934) · Jim Wade
    Fashions of 1934 (14-Feb-1934) · Sherwood Nash
    The Kennel Murder Case (28-Oct-1933) · Philo Vance
    Double Harness (13-Jul-1933)
    Private Detective 62 (10-Jun-1933)
    Lawyer Man (24-Dec-1932) · Anton Adam
    One Way Passage (Sep-1932) · Dan
    Jewel Robbery (23-Jul-1932) · The Robber
    High Pressure (30-Jan-1932) · Gar Evans
    The Road to Singapore (10-Oct-1931) · Hugh Dawltry
    Ladies' Man (1-May-1931)
    Man of the World (28-Mar-1931)
    For the Defense (19-Jul-1930)
    Paramount on Parade (22-Apr-1930)
    The Benson Murder Case (12-Apr-1930)
    Behind the Make-Up (11-Jan-1930)
    Charming Sinners (17-Aug-1929) · Karl Kraley
    The Greene Murder Case (11-Aug-1929)
    The Four Feathers (Jun-1929)
    The Canary Murder Case (16-Feb-1929)
    The Last Command (22-Jan-1928) · Lev Andreyev
    Beau Geste (25-Aug-1926) · Boldini
    When Knighthood Was in Flower (15-Sep-1922)
    Sherlock Holmes (7-Mar-1922) · Forman Wells


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