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William Powell
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    (July 29, 1892-March 5, 1984)
    Birth name is William Horatio Powell
    Acted in films 'The Canary Murder Case (1929),' 'Manhattan Melodrama (1934),' 'The Thin Man (1934),' 'The Great Ziegfeld (1936),' 'My Man Godfrey (1936),' 'Reckless (1935),' and 'Life With Father (1947)'
    Best known for his role in 'The Thin Man (1934)'
    He was divorced.
    He married three times.
    His nasal, parched voice was irritating.
    He was nominated for an Oscar three times.
    He was engaged to Jean Harlow when she died.
    He suffered depression.
    His career began to falter after he left MGM.
    He was typecast as a suave gentleman.
    His son committed suicide.
    He was very thin.
    When asked how he kept so thin, he said 'I highly recommend worrying. It's much more effective than dieting.'
    He and Diana Lewis wed, three weeks after meeting each other.
    It is believe he portrayed Professor Moriarty or Dr. Watson in 'Sherlock Holmes (1922),' but actually had only a bit part.
    His trademark was drinking scotch and making skeptical faces.
    He had close relationships with his screen partners Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard and Myrna Loy on and off screen.
    He received Oscar nominations for his roles in 'The Thin Man (1934),' 'My Man Godfrey (1936),' and 'Life With Father (1947).'
    He was more successful in talkies than in silent films.
    Myrna Loy said: 'I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and above all, a true gentleman.'
    He was very close to his son.
    He was married to the same woman for over 40 years.

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