William Powell

William Powell
1892 - 1984

William Powell  American Actor


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William Powell was previously married to Diana Lewis (1940 - 1984), Carole Lombard (1931 - 1933) and Eileen Wilson (1915 - 1930).

William Powell was in relationships with Doris Lilly (1949), Jean Harlow (1934 - 1937) and Slim Hawks.

William Powell had an encounter with Barbara Stanwyck (1930).


American Actor William Powell was born William Horatio Powell on 29th July, 1892 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and passed away on 5th Mar 1984 Palm Springs, California aged 91. He is most remembered for Thin Man Series (Nick Charles). His zodiac sign is Leo.

William Powell was in 8 on-screen matchups, including Bette Davis in Fashions of 1934 (1934), Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey (1936), Esther Williams in The Hoodlum Saint (1946), Fay Wray in Behind the Make-Up (1930) and Jean Harlow in Reckless (1935).

William Powell is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American actors and American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating3 2 years, 6 months 10 months, 6 days -
Married3 44 years, 3 months 20 years, 8 months 2 years, 10 months
Encounter1 - - -
Total7 44 years, 3 months 9 years, 2 months 2 years, 6 months


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
Buried Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California
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

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 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 (1934), My Man Godfrey (1936), and Life with Father (1947).

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William Powell91 LeoActor
Doris Lilly69 CapricornJournalist
Diana Lewis77 VirgoActress
Jean Harlow26 PiscesActress
Carole Lombard33 LibraActress
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Eileen Wilson48 AriesActress
Slim Hawks72 CancerSocialite


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Nickie JrMaleMyrna Loy
William DavidMale27th February, 192596 years oldEileen Wilson


Mister Roberts1955DocMovie
How to Marry a Millionaire1953J.D. HanleyMovie
The Girl Who Had Everything1953Steve LatimerMovie
The Treasure of Lost Canyon1952Homer 'Doc' BrownMovie
It's a Big Country1951ProfessorMovie
Dancing in the Dark1949Emery SladeMovie
Take One False Step1949Andrew GentlingMovie
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid1948Mr. PeabodyMovie
Life with Father1947FatherMovie
Song of the Thin Man1947Nick CharlesMovie
The Senator Was Indiscreet1947Senator Melvin G. AshtonMovie
The Hoodlum Saint1946Terence Ellerton 'Terry' O'NeillMovie
The Great Morgan1946William Powell (voice, uncredited)Movie
The Thin Man Goes Home1945Nick CharlesMovie
Ziegfeld Follies1945Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.Movie
The Heavenly Body1944William S. WhitleyMovie
The Youngest Profession1943William PowellMovie
Crossroads1942David TalbotMovie
Love Crazy1941Steve IrelandMovie
Shadow of the Thin Man1941Nick CharlesMovie
I Love You Again1940Larry Wilson aka George CareyMovie
Another Thin Man1939Nick CharlesMovie
The Baroness and the Butler1938Johann PorokMovie
Double Wedding1937Charles LodgeMovie
The Emperor's Candlesticks1937Baron Stephan WolenskyMovie
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney1937CharlesMovie
After the Thin Man1936Nick CharlesMovie
Libeled Lady1936Bill ChandlerMovie
My Man Godfrey1936GodfreyMovie
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford1936Dr. Lawrence BradfordMovie
The Great Ziegfeld1936Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.Movie
Reckless1935Ned RileyMovie
Rendezvous1935Lieutenant Bill GordonMovie
Star of Midnight1935Clay 'Dal' DalzellMovie
Evelyn Prentice1934John PrenticeMovie
Fashions of 19341934Sherwood NashMovie
Manhattan Melodrama1934Jim WadeMovie
The Thin Man1934Nick CharlesMovie
The Key1934Captain Bill TennantMovie
Double Harness1933John FletcherMovie
Private Detective 621933Donald FreeMovie
The Kennel Murder Case1933Philo VanceMovie
High Pressure1932Gar EvansMovie
Jewel Robbery1932The RobberMovie
One Way Passage1932Dan HardestyMovie
Lawyer Man1932Anton (Tony) AdamMovie
Man of the World1931Michael TrevorMovie
The Road to Singapore1931Hugh DawltryMovie
Ladies' Man1931Jamie DarricottMovie
Behind the Make-Up1930GardoniMovie
Paramount on Parade1930Philo Vance (Murder Will Out)Movie
Street of Chance1930'Natural' Davis, John D. MarsdenMovie
The Benson Murder Case1930Philo VanceMovie
For the Defense1930William B. FosterMovie
Shadow of the Law1930Jim Montgomery aka John NelsonMovie
The Canary Murder Case1929Philo VanceMovie
The Four Feathers1929Capt. William TrenchMovie
Charming Sinners1929Karl KraleyMovie
Pointed Heels1929Robert CourtlandMovie
The Greene Murder Case1929Philo VanceMovie
The Last Command1928Lev AndreyevMovie
Beau Sabreur1928BecqueMovie
Feel My Pulse1928Her NemesisMovie
Interference1928Philip VoazeMovie
The Dragnet1928Dapper Frank TrentMovie
Forgotten Faces1928FroggyMovie
Partners in Crime1928SmithMovie
The Vanishing Pioneer1928John MurdockMovie
Nevada1927Clan DillonMovie
New York1927Trent ReganMovie
Special Delivery1927Harold JonesMovie
Love's Greatest Mistake1927Don KendallMovie
Paid to Love1927Prince EricMovie
Señorita1927Manuel OliverosMovie
She's a Sheik1927KadaMovie
Time to Love1927Prince AladoMovie
Beau Geste1926BoldiniMovie
The Great Gatsby1926George WilsonMovie
Aloma of the South Seas1926Van TempletonMovie
Desert Gold1926Snake LandreeMovie
The Runaway1926Jack HarrisonMovie
Sea Horses1926Lorenzo SalviaMovie
Tin Gods1926Tony SantelliMovie
White Mice1926Roddy ForresterMovie
My Lady's Lips1925Scott SeldonMovie
Too Many Kisses1925Captain JulioMovie
The Beautiful City1925Nick Di SilvaMovie
Faint Perfume1925Barnaby PowersMovie
Romola1924Tito Melema (as William H. Powell)Movie
Dangerous Money1924Prince Arnoldo da PesciaMovie
The Bright Shawl1923Gaspar De VacaMovie
Under the Red Robe1923Duke of Orleans (as William H. Powell)Movie
Sherlock Holmes1922Foreman Wells (as William H. Powell)Movie
When Knighthood Was in Flower1922Francis I (as William H. Powell)Movie
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