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William Powell

Born 29 July 1892 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, as William Horatio Powell.
Died 5 March 1984 in Palm Springs, California, USA, of a heart attack.

Married stage actress Eileen Wilson, 1915; son, William David Powell Jr., born 1925; divorced, 1930.
Married actress Carole Lombard, 26 June 1931; divorced, 16 August 1933.
Married Diana Lewis, 6 January 1940; until his death.

William Powell began as stage actor in 1912. Powell’s film debut came in 1922 for Goldwyn Pictures Corporation. In 1922, he began a long association with Paramount Pictures Corporation, until leaving the studio in 1931. He made films for Inspiration Pictures in 1923 and 1924.

References: Website-IMDb.

 
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