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William Powell

William Powell
from the trailer for Libeled Lady (1936)
Personal information
Birth nameWilliam Horatio Powell
Birth dateJuly 29, 1892
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 5, 1984(age 91)
Death placePalm Springs, California, U.S.
Spouse-Eileen Wilson-1915-1930
-Carole Lombard-1931-1933
-Diana Lewis-1940-1984

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William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor.

A major star at MGM, he was paired with Myrna Loy in fourteen films, including the popular Thin Man series 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). Despite the same last name he was not related to Dick Powell, Eleanor Powell or Jane Powell.

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