Sunday, April 6, 2014
William Horatio Powell was born on July 29, 1892 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died on March 5, 1984 in Palm Springs, California. In his lifetime he he worked with many actresses, but his most famous pairing was Myrna Loy. Together they played Nick and Nora Charles of the Thin Man series and did a lot of cute comedies and a few dramas together. He was married three times. In 1931 he married Carole Lombard but they divorced in 1933. They remained friends until her death in 1942. Mr Powell lost another love of his life, his fiance at the time of her death, Jean Harlow. Who died in 1937. His last marriage was with Diana Lewis in 1940, who he stayed married to till his death. He was a great actor and a great friend to many other actors. I would highly recommend any of his films, but my favorites are the ones he did with Myrna Loy. And that means all of them, Thin Man and all of their other films together.