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[3] After several successful experiences on the Broadway stage, he began his Hollywood career in 1922, playing a small role as an evil henchman of Professor Moriarty in a production of Sherlock Holmes with John Barrymore. The actor's wry, winning cynicism brightened such classics as the comedy-murder mystery ''Thin Man'' series, the farce ''My Man Godfrey,'' the musical spectacle ''The Great Ziegfeld'' and the period comedy ''Life With Father.''. Under contract to Paramount throughout most of the 1920s, Powell played heels and villains in the early part of his career.

[2] In 1912, Powell graduated from the AADA, and worked in some vaudeville and stock companies. McKinley) the highest point on the American continent at 20,320 feet. Like many developments in automotive ...read more, On June 7, 1913, Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, leads the first successful ascent of Denali (formerly known as Mt. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? [11], Powell supported Thomas Dewey in the 1944 United States presidential election.

The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. He later performed as Francis I in When Knighthood Was in Flower with Marion Davies, which was considered the most expensive film ever produced at the time.[4]. His face was considered suited more to sinister than romantic roles, and throughout the silent-film era he invariably played cads and other villains. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. Born in Springfield, NJ, he and his wife, Pat, raised t. Join Facebook to connect with William Powell and others you may know. , Century, pro se. The actor was married three times to actresses: Eileen Wilson, briefly to Miss Lombard and in 1940 to Diana Lewis.

Born the only child of William Powell and his first wife Eileen Wilson nine years into their on again off again marriage during a period of reconciliation between the two. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. The role provided a perfect opportunity for Powell, with his resonant speaking voice, to showcase his sophisticated charm and witty sense of humor, and he received his first Academy Award nomination for The Thin Man. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. 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 … That same year, he also received his second Academy Award nomination, for the comedy My Man Godfrey. William Powell has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1636 Vine Street. zip, 141 MB includes 19 pdf files) - Media/Attachments. William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984) was an American actor. [7], On June 26, 1931, Powell married actress Carole Lombard. William Horatio Powell was born in Pittsburgh on July 29, 1892. He sensed that I was in awe of him, so from the start, he did what he could to put me at ease."[5]. Born sometime around 1790, Seattle (Seathl) was a chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes who lived around the Pacific Coast bay that is today called ...read more, Disco as a musical style predated the movie Saturday Night Fever by perhaps as many as five years, but disco as an all-consuming cultural phenomenon might never have happened without the 1977 film and its multi-platinum soundtrack featuring such era-defining hits as the Bee Gees’ ...read more, On June 7, 1692, a massive earthquake devastates the infamous town of Port Royal in Jamaica, killing thousands. Their marriage ended after she decided to pursue an acting career, against the will of her husband. © 2020 A&E Television Networks, LLC. As he gained experience, he gradually shifted into leading-man roles paired with such leading ladies as Bebe Daniels, Evelyn Brent, and Kay Francis. They were divorced in 1933, though they, too, remained on good terms, even starring together in the screwball comedy My Man Godfrey three years later. Their on-screen partnership, beginning alongside Clark Gable in 1934 with Manhattan Melodrama, was one of Hollywood's most prolific, and they appeared in 14 films together. 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). Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? The next year, at the age of 21, he became the featured villain in a road company of the melodrama ''Within the Law,'' playing the role for nearly two years. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Among his best performances in about 30 silents was his role in the 1926 film adaptation of ''Beau Geste,'' which starred his friend Ronald Colman. [2][13] He underwent surgery and experimental radium treatment, which put the disease in full remission within two years. Their zest and bantering affection showed that marriage could be merry. Powell's career slowed considerably in the 1940s, although he received his third Academy Award nomination in 1947 for his role as the formidable Clarence Day, Sr., in Life with Father. A former actor named Ronald Reagan receives the Republican nomination for governor of California on June 7, 1966. Select a place on the map to place the pin. Stuck, an accomplished amateur mountaineer, was born in London in 1863. The actor had a meticulous sense of timing and rehearsed his roles at home, reading his lines aloud to himself. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. One of their most successful films together was One Way Passage. Mr. Powell's later roles were again character types, and he won particular praise for his final performance, that of a bored Navy ship's doctor in the 1955 comedy ''Mister Roberts.''. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Failed to report flower. He would become a television writer, whose work was seen on such series as 'Bonanza,' 'Death Valley,' 'Rawhide,' and '77 Sunset Strip.'

She made her sound debut in The Saturday Night Kid (1929), starring Clara Bow. He left a four-page note addressed to his father, to whom he was still very close. For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. California, U.S. Died: March 13, 1968 (aged 43) California, U.S. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. He would become a television writer, whose work was seen on such series as 'Bonanza,' 'Death Valley,' 'Rawhide,' and '77 Sunset Strip.' Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Loy and Powell starred in the Best Picture of 1936, The Great Ziegfeld, with Powell in the title role and Loy as Ziegfeld's wife Billie Burke. In the four-day sea and air battle, the outnumbered U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers with the loss of only one of its ...read more, In an event that would have dramatic repercussions for the people of India, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer working in South Africa, refuses to comply with racial segregation rules on a South African train and is forcibly ejected at Pietermaritzburg. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA.