William Powell
Actor
William Powell
William Horatio Powell was an American actor. A major star at MGM, he was paired with Myrna Loy in 14 films, including the popular Thin Man series based on the novels of Dashiell Hammett in which Powell and Loy played Nick and Nora Charles. He 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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NFC West cuts: practice-squad eligibility - ESPN (blog)
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Jared Campbell, Marshay Green, Sean Jeffcoat, Ricky Lumpkin, Jeremy Navarre, Aaron Nichols, Bryant Nnabuife, Kris O'Dowd, Tom Pestock, William Powell, Steve Skelton, Kendall Smith, Thad Turner, Isaiah Williams, DJ Young
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Colts hire Tressel as adviser - Charlotte Observer
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Among the others cut are quarterback Brodie Croyle, linebacker Will Davis, defensive end Kenny Iwebema, cornerback Fred Bennett, center Ben Claxton, running back William Powell, safety Matt Ware, fullback Reagan Maui'a and wide receiver Isaiah Williams
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Cardinals release 25 players, including Aussie punter Graham - Washington Post
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Among the others cut are quarterback Brodie Croyle, linebacker Will Davis, defensive end Kenny Iwebema, cornerback Fred Bennett, center Ben Claxton, running back William Powell, safety Matt Ware, fullback Reagan Maui'a and wide receiver Isaiah Williams
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Superintendent should be appointed in public meeting - StandardNet
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(UNEDITED) This is highly irregular and suspect that Brad Smith could even be considered for the position of superintendent of Ogden School District in light of his position of influence with the Ogden School District Board of
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Former pro athletes play in celebrity Clearview tourney - Canton Repository
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By Tim Botos Nearly two years after his death, William Powell still hosts the annual celebrity golf tournament at the course he built. For those who don't Powell's story, his was one of “man vs. the world.” Raised in Minerva, he began playing golf at
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Cardinals re-sign Iwebema, ink running back, cornerback - Washington Post
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The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed defensive end Kenny Iwebema and running back William Powell and cornerback Thad Turner. Iwebema played in seven games last year before going down with a season-ending knee injury and subsequent surgery. ... -
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The almanac - UPI.com
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... second UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dag Hammarskjold in 1905; actors William Powell in 1892, Clara Bow in 1905 and Richard Egan in 1921; bluegrass star Henry D. "Homer" Haynes, member of the Homer and Jethro musical duo,
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Three Former Wildcats Sign With NFL Teams - WIBW
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Three former Kansas State letterwinners – long snapper Corey Adams, defensive back Stephen Harrison and running back/kick returner William Powell – have agreed to free agent deals with NFL clubs as of Wednesday afternoon. Adams agreed to terms with the
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GPs to shut surgery to cut costs - BBC News
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Local Welsh assembly members William Powell and Russell George have raised concerns, and Mr George has written to Health Minister Lesley Griffiths. Concerns over the future of the surgery were first raised in 2007, but plans to close it were shelved
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BEAU GESTE Joins Up In Academy's “Summer of Silents” - We Are Movie Geeks
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Ronald Colman and William Powell starred in this first film version of Percival Christopher Wren's classic adventure novel about three brothers who join the French Foreign Legion to protect their family's honor. Film historian Frank Thompson will
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Jasper Herald Repeats Legion Journalism Award - PR Newswire (press release)
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William Powell, a reporter on the staff of the Herald, a veteran himself who covers veterans' issue extensively, accepted the award July 16 in Indianapolis during the 100000-member veterans' organization's 93rd annual Department Convention
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Hasty: Civil War pistol returns to Averasboro battlefield - Fayetteville Observer
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William Powell donated the handgun to the Averasboro museum. It had been on loan for a time to the Bentonville Battlefield Museum. Such a gift isn't being taken lightly. Pearce said that CC Livingston, director of operations for the museum,
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BOSTON MEN'S HEALTH CENTER, INC. v. HOWARD - Leagle.com
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And upon arriving at the clinic that morning, Howard met with Dr. William Powell, who examined Howard and advised him that he wanted to administer a test dose of ED medication via an injection into Howard's penis. While ED is usually initially treated
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Lib Dems name shadow team - WalesOnline
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William Powell will speak on environment, sustainability and rural affairs, while Ms Parrott has been given enterprise, transport, Europe and business. Ms Williams said: “The new Welsh Liberal Democrat group in the Assembly will bring their experiences
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William Powell
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 91
    Powell died in Palm Springs, California, on March 5, 1984, at the age of 91, some 30 years after his retirement.
    More Details Hide Details He is buried at the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California, near his son William David Powell and wife Diana Lewis. New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in 1947 for Life with Father and The Senator Was Indiscreet. William Powell has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1636 Vine Street.
  • 1978
    Age 85
    In 1978, influential proto-punk band The Dictators recorded a well-reviewed rock ballad, "Sleepin' with the TV on" in homage to William Powell and The Thin Man films.
    More Details Hide Details In 1992, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him. Television star and comedian Don Adams stated that his famous "clippy" Maxwell Smart voice characterization was an exaggeration of the speaking style of actor William Powell.
  • 1968
    Age 75
    Powell's son became a television writer and producer before a period of ill health led to his suicide in 1968.
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  • 1957
    Age 64
    In 1957, Powell was awarded The George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1940
    Age 47
    Three weeks after they met, on January 6, 1940, Powell married actress Diana Lewis, whom he called "Mousie".
    More Details Hide Details They remained married for 44 years, residing primarily in Palm Springs, California, until Powell died at the age of 91.
  • 1937
    Age 44
    In 1937, Powell was diagnosed with cancer.
    More Details Hide Details He underwent surgery and experimental radium treatment which put the disease in full remission within two years. Given his own health and sorrow over Harlow's death, Powell did not undertake any film roles for over a year during this period.
  • 1935
    Age 42
    In 1935, he starred with Jean Harlow in Reckless.
    More Details Hide Details A serious romance developed between them, and in 1936, they were reunited on screen and with Loy and Spencer Tracy in the screwball comedy Libeled Lady. Harlow died from uremia at the age of 26 in June 1937 before they could marry. His distress over her death, as well as a cancer diagnosis, caused him to accept fewer acting roles. Powell's career slowed considerably in the 1940s, although he received his third Academy Award nomination in 1947 for his role as the cantankerous Clarence Day, Sr., in Life with Father. His last film was 1955's Mister Roberts with Henry Fonda, James Cagney, and Jack Lemmon.
  • 1934
    Age 41
    Powell's most famous role was that of Nick Charles in six Thin Man films, beginning with The Thin Man in 1934, based upon Dashiell Hammett's novel.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Myrna Loy played his wife, Nora, in each of the Thin Man films. 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. Loy and he also starred in the Best Picture of 1936, The Great Ziegfeld, with Powell in the title role and Loy as Ziegfeld's wife Billie Burke. That same year, he also received his second Academy Award nomination, for the comedy My Man Godfrey.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1931
    Age 38
    On June 26, 1931, Powell married actress Carole Lombard. The marriage lasted just over two years. 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.
    More Details Hide Details Powell was devastated when he learned of her death in 1942.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1922
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His most memorable role in silent movies was as a bitter film director opposite Emil Jannings' Academy Award-winning performance as a fallen general in The Last Command (1928), which led to Powell's first starring role as amateur detective Philo Vance in The Canary Murder Case (1929).
  • 1915
    Age 22
    In 1915, he married Eileen Wilson (1894–1942) who was born Julia Tierney, with whom he had his only child, William David Powell, before an amicable divorce in 1930.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1912
    Age 19
    In 1912, Powell graduated from the AADA, and worked in some vaudeville and stock companies.
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  • 1907
    Age 14
    In 1907, he moved with his family to Kansas City, Missouri, where he graduated from Central High School in 1910.
    More Details Hide Details The Powells lived just a few blocks away from the Carpenters, whose daughter Harlean also went to Hollywood, under the name Jean Harlow, although Powell and she did not meet until both were established actors. After high school, he left home for New York and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts at the age of 18.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1892
    Born
    An only child, Powell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Nettie Manila (née Brady) and Horatio Warren Powell, on July 29, 1892.
    More Details Hide Details His father was born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania (where Powell spent his boyhood summers), to William S. and Harriet Powell. Powell showed an early aptitude for performing.
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