William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive.
- William Horatio Powell
William Horatio Powell was an American actor. A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he was paired with Myrna Loy in 14 films, including the Thin Man series based on the Nick and Nora Charles characters created by Dashiell Hammett. Powell was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times: for The Thin Man, My Man Godfrey, and Life with Father.
William Powell, in full William Horatio Powell, (born July 29, 1892, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died March 5, 1984, Palm Springs, California), versatile American motion picture and stage actor who played villains in Hollywood silent films and intelligent, debonair leading men in the sound era. He is best remembered as Nick Charles in The Thin ...
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Mini Bio (1) William Powell was born on February 27, 1925 in California, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for All American (1953), Bonanza (1959) and Stagecoach West (1960). He was previously married to Patricia Parsons and Irene Mary Brodowski. He died on March 13, 1968 in the USA. Family (2) Trivia (4) Only child of actor William Powell.
- William David Powell
- March 13, 1968 in USA (suicide)
- February 27, 1925 in California, USA
Powell nació en Pittsburgh, Pensilvania, sus padres eran Nettie Manila Brady y Horatio Warren. En 1907 se trasladó con su familia a Kansas City, Misuri. Desde joven mostró aptitudes para la interpretación. Tras terminar su educación secundaria, con dieciocho años, se dirigió a estudiar a Nueva York en la American Academy of Dramatic Arts .
Born on July 29, 1892, he started his acting career by joining vaudeville and stocks companies. He then made a successful turn in Broadway before venturing into Hollywood. William gained fame when he was paired with Myrna Loy, with whom he did 14 films including the Thin Man, Man Godfrey, 1936 and Life with Father in 1947.