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Actresses who appeared with William Powell on screen:

Marilyn Monroe
Elizabeth Taylor
Lauren Bacall
Betty Davis
Bette Davis
Lucille Ball
Angela Lansbury
Joan Crawford
Janet Leigh
Shelley Winters
James Cagney
Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rodgers
Jean Harlow
Myrna Loy
Donna Reed

William Powell
Birthday: December 31, 1969

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 0' 0"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for William Powell. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



William Powell was on the New York stage in 1912 and it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he would go to Paramount Pictures, where he would be employed for the next seven years. During these years he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did attract attention with The Last Command (1928) as Leo, the arrogant film director. Stardom would come with his role as Philo Vance in The Canary Murder Case (1929), where he investigates the death of Louise Brooks, "the Canary". Unlike many silent actors, sound boosted Powell's career. He had a fine, urbane voice and his stage training and comic timing greatly aided his introduction to sound pictures. However, he was not happy with the type of roles he was playing at Paramount, so in 1931 he switched to Warner Bros. He would again be disappointed with his roles and would make his last appearance as Philo Vance in The Kennel Murder Case (1933). In 1934 Powell went to MGM, where he would be teamed with Myrna Loy in Manhattan Melodrama (1934). While Philo made Powell a star, another detective, Nick Charles, made him famous. He would receive an Academy Award nomination for The Thin Man (1934) and star in the Best Picture winner for 1936, The Great Ziegfeld (1936). Powell could play any role with authority, whether in a comedy, thriller or drama. He would receive his second Academy Award Nomination for My Man Godfrey (1936). He was on top of the world until 1937. His first picture with Jean Harlow was Reckless (1935) and they clicked offscreen as well as onscreen, and shortly became engaged. While he was filming Double Wedding (1937) on one MGM sound stage, Harlow became ill on another and finally went to the hospital, where she died. Her death greatly upset both Powell and Myrna Loy and he would be off the movie for six weeks to deal with his sorrow. After that he would travel and did not make another MGM film for a year. He would do four sequels to "The Thin Man", with the last one being made in 1947. He would also receive his third Academy Award nomination for his work in Life with Father (1947). After that, his screen appearances became fewer and his last role was in 1955. He had come a long way from playing the villain in 1922.

Movie Credits
Fernes Jamaica (1969)
Mister Roberts (1955)
[ Jack Lemmon ][ Henry Fonda ][ Jack Lord ][ John Ford ][ Ward Bond ]
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)
[ James Whitmore ]
The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)
It's a Big Country (1951)
[ Gene Kelly ][ Gary Cooper ][ James Whitmore ][ Van Johnson ][ Keenan Wynn ]
Dancing in the Dark (1949)
Take One False Step (1949)
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
[ Dean Stockwell ][ Keenan Wynn ]
Life with Father (1947)
The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
[ Fred Astaire ][ Gene Kelly ][ Van Johnson ][ Hume Cronyn ][ William Frawley ]
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
The Heavenly Body (1944)
Crossroads (1942)
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Love Crazy (1941)
I Love You Again (1940)
[ Robert Blake ]
Another Thin Man (1939)
The Baroness and the Butler (1938)
Double Wedding (1937)
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
After the Thin Man (1936)
[ James Stewart ]
Libeled Lady (1936)
[ Spencer Tracy ]
My Man Godfrey (1936)
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
[ Irving Berlin ]
Escapade (1935)
Reckless (1935)
[ Mickey Rooney ]
Star of Midnight (1935)
Rendezvous (1935)
[ Mickey Rooney ][ Cesar Romero ]
Evelyn Prentice (1934)
The Key (1934)
The Thin Man (1934)
[ Cesar Romero ]
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
[ Clark Gable ][ Mickey Rooney ]
Fashions of 1934 (1934)
The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Double Harness (1933)
Private Detective 62 (1933)
Lawyer Man (1933)
One Way Passage (1932)
Jewel Robbery (1932)
High Pressure (1932)
Ladies' Man (1931)
Man of the World (1931)
The Road to Singapore (1931)
For the Defense (1930)
Shadow of the Law (1930)
Paramount on Parade (1930)
[ Gary Cooper ]
The Benson Murder Case (1930)
Street of Chance (1930)
Behind the Make-Up (1930)
Pointed Heels (1929)
Charming Sinners (1929)
The Greene Murder Case (1929)
The Four Feathers (1929)
[ Hank Hightower ]
The Canary Murder Case (1929)
The Dragnet (1928)
Partners in Crime (1928)
Feel My Pulse (1928)
Beau Sabreur (1928)
[ Gary Cooper ]
The Last Command (1928)
Interference (1928)
Forgotten Faces (1928)
The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)
She's a Sheik (1927)
Nevada (1927)
[ Gary Cooper ]
Paid to Love (1927)
Time to Love (1927)
Señorita (1927)
Special Delivery (1927)
Love's Greatest Mistake (1927)
New York (1927)
Aloma of the South Seas (1926)
The Runaway (1926)
Desert Gold (1926)
Sea Horses (1926)
White Mice (1926)
The Great Gatsby (1926)
Tin Gods (1926)
Beau Geste (1926)
The Beautiful City (1925)
My Lady's Lips (1925)
Faint Perfume (1925)
Too Many Kisses (1925)
[ Richard Dix ]
Romola (1924)
Dangerous Money (1924)
Under the Red Robe (1923)
The Bright Shawl (1923)
Outcast (1922)
When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)
Sherlock Holmes (1922)


  • He had known Diana Lewis only three weeks when they married January 6, 1940.
  • Brother-in-law of Maxine Lewis and J.C. Lewis.
  • Cousin-in-law of Howard Hawks and Kenneth Hawks.
  • Dated Jean Harlow for two years before her death. Her mother forced him to pay for her funeral, costing ,000. He had initially refused but did so to avoid negative publicity. For many years Powell made sure fresh flowers were always present at her grave.
  • Cousin-in-law of William B. Hawks.
  • Father of William Powell.
  • His son stabbed himself to death while taking a shower. He left a 4-page good-bye letter to his father, with whom he was very close.
  • He and Casey Stengel were in the same class in Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Leo Kottke composed an instrumental song entitled 'William Powell'; the studio version appears on Kottke's 1989 album "My Father's Face", and a live version on 1995's "Leo Kottke Live".

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