William Powell

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Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Mar 5, 1984 (91)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Mar 5, 1984 (91)

About

Baritone-voiced actor who played Nick Charles in The Thin Man series films and became one of the top box-office draws of the 1930s. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Life with Father.

Before Fame

He began his acting career on the New York Stage in 1912, and made it to Paramount Studios, where he starred in The Canary Muder Case a decade later.

Trivia

He signed with MGM in 1934, receiving Academy Awards for The Thin Man and My Man Godfrey.

Family Life

He was married to three popular film and TV stars of the age: Diana Lewis, Carole Lombard and Eileen Wilson.

Associated With

He was engaged to Jean Harlow when she fell ill on a soundstage and died in a hospital shortly later.