William Powell

William Powell
1892 - 1984

William Powell  American Actor

William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984) was an American actor. A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he was paired with Myrna Loy in 14 films, including the popular Thin Man series based on the Nick and Nora Charles characters created b...

Confirmed Relationships6
Longest Relationship44 yrs, 3 mths
Average Relationship Length10 yrs, 8 mths
Rumored Relationships2
First Name William
Middle Name Horatio
Last Name Powell
Full Name at Birth William Horatio Powell
Age 91 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th July, 1892
Birthplace Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died 5th March, 1984
Place of Death Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death Cardiac Arrest
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Thin Man Series (Nick Charles)
Year(s) Active 1911–1955
Father Horatio Warren Powell
Mother Nattie Manila Brady
Family Member William David Powell (son)
Friend Richard Barthelmess, Ronald colman, James Cagney, Paulette Goddard, Fredric March, Clark Gable, Harold Arlen, Lana Turner, James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr
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William Powell91 LeoActor
Doris Lilly69 CapricornJournalist
Diana Lewis77 VirgoActress
Jean Harlow26 PiscesActress
Carole Lombard33 LibraComedian
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Eileen Wilson46 AriesActress
Slim Hawks72 CancerSocialite
Ginger Rogers83 CancerActress


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Mister Roberts1955 Lt. 'Doc' Movie
How to Marry a Millionaire1953 J.D. Hanley Movie
The Girl Who Had Everything1953 Steve Latimer Movie
The Treasure of Lost Canyon1952 Homer 'Doc' Brown Movie
It's a Big Country1951 Professor Movie
Dancing in the Dark1949 Emery Slade Movie
Take One False Step1949 Professor Andrew Gentling Movie
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid1948 Mr. Arthur Peabody Movie
Life with Father1947 Clarence Day (Father) Movie
Song of the Thin Man1947 Nick Charles Movie
The Senator Was Indiscreet1947 Senator Melvin G. Ashton Movie
The Hoodlum Saint1946 Terence Ellerton 'Terry' O'Neill Movie
Ziegfeld Follies1946 Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. Movie
The Great Morgan1946 Film Character (voice, uncredited) Movie
The Heavenly Body1944 William S. Whitley Movie
The Thin Man Goes Home1944 Nick Charles Movie
The Youngest Profession1943 William Powell Movie
Crossroads1942 David Talbot aka Jean Pelletier Movie
Love Crazy1941 Steve Ireland Movie
Shadow of the Thin Man1941 Nick Movie
I Love You Again1940 Larry Wilson aka George Carey Movie
Another Thin Man1939 Nick Charles Movie
The Baroness and the Butler1938 Johann Porok Movie
Double Wedding1937 Charles Lodge Movie
The Emperor's Candlesticks1937 Baron Stephan Wolensky Movie
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney1937 Charles Movie
After the Thin Man1936 Nick Charles Movie
Libeled Lady1936 Bill Chandler Movie
My Man Godfrey1936 Godfrey Movie
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford1936 Dr. Lawrence Bradford Movie
The Great Ziegfeld1936 Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. Movie
Reckless1935 Ned Riley Movie
Rendezvous1935 Bill Gordon Movie
Star of Midnight1935 Clay 'Dal' Dalzell Movie
Escapade1935 Fritz Movie
Evelyn Prentice1934 John Prentice Movie
Fashions of 19341934 Sherwood Nash Movie
Manhattan Melodrama1934 Jim Wade Movie
The Thin Man1934 Nick Movie
The Key1934 Capt. Bill Tennant Movie
Double Harness1933 John Fletcher Movie
Private Detective 621933 Free Movie
The Kennel Murder Case1933 Philo Vance Movie
High Pressure1932 Gar Evans Movie
Jewel Robbery1932 The Robber Movie
One Way Passage1932 Dan Hardesty Movie
Lawyer Man1932 Anton (Tony) Adam Movie
Man of the World1931 Michael Trevor Movie
The Road to Singapore1931 Hugh Dawltry Movie
Ladies' Man1931 Jamie Darricott Movie
Behind the Make-Up1930 Gardoni Movie
Paramount on Parade1930 Philo Vance (Murder Will Out) Movie
Street of Chance1930 John D. Marsden, 'Natural' Davis Movie
The Benson Murder Case1930 Philo Vance Movie
For the Defense1930 William B. Foster Movie
Shadow of the Law1930 Jim Montgomery aka John Nelson Movie
The Canary Murder Case1929 Philo Vance Movie
The Four Feathers1929 Capt. William Trench Movie
Charming Sinners1929 Karl Kraley Movie
Pointed Heels1929 Robert Courtland Movie
The Greene Murder Case1929 Philo Vance Movie
The Last Command1928 Lev Andreyev Movie
Beau Sabreur1928 Becque Movie
Feel My Pulse1928 Her Nemesis Movie
Interference1928 Philip Voaze Movie
The Dragnet1928 Dapper Frank Trent Movie
Forgotten Faces1928 Froggy Movie
Partners in Crime1928 Smith Movie
The Vanishing Pioneer1928 John Murdock Movie
Nevada1927 Clan Dillon Movie
New York1927 Trent Regan Movie
Special Delivery1927 Harold Jones Movie
Love's Greatest Mistake1927 Don Kendall Movie
Paid to Love1927 Prince Eric Movie
Señorita1927 Manuel Oliveros Movie
She's a Sheik1927 Kada Movie
Time to Love1927 Prince Alado Movie
Beau Geste1926 Boldini Movie
The Great Gatsby1926 George Wilson Movie
Aloma of the South Seas1926 Van Templeton Movie
Desert Gold1926 Snake Landree Movie
The Runaway1926 Jack Harrison Movie
Sea Horses1926 Lorenzo Salvia Movie
Tin Gods1926 Tony Santelli Movie
White Mice1926 Roddy Forrester Movie
My Lady's Lips1925 Scott Seldon Movie
Too Many Kisses1925 Julio Movie
The Beautiful City1925 Nick Di Silva Movie
Faint Perfume1925 Barnaby Powers Movie
Romola1924 Tito Melema (as William H. Powell) Movie
Dangerous Money1924 Prince Arnoldo da Pescia Movie
The Bright Shawl1923 Gaspar De Vaca Movie
Under the Red Robe1923 Duke of Orleans (as William H. Powell) Movie
Sherlock Holmes1922 Foreman Wells Movie
When Knighthood Was in Flower1922 Francis I Movie
Outcast1922 DeValle Movie
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neices14Aug 19, 2008

I am in Love with a 113yr old man

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