William Powell bio

Birth Name: William Horatio Powell

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Pittsburgh

Date Of Birth: July 29, 1892

Date Of Death: March 5, 1984

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

William Powell was born on the 29th of July, 1892. He was popular for being a Movie Actor. Baritone-voiced actor who played Nick Charles in The Thin Man series films and became one of the top box-office draws of the 1930s. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Life with Father.

William Powell was born in Pittsburgh. He began his acting career on the New York Stage in 1912, and made it to Paramount Studios, where he starred in The Canary Muder Case a decade later. He signed with MGM in 1934, receiving Academy Awards for The Thin Man and My Man Godfrey.

William Powell was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Powell was born in 1890s.

William Horatio Powell is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


William’s William Horatio Powell attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC.


William Powell’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on William Powell’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, William Powell kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

William Powell was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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REAL NAME: William Horatio Powell



Zodiac Sign: William Powell was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: William Powell was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: William Powell had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

William Powell’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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