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Birth Name: William Powell
Born: 07/29/1892
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Place: Palm Springs, California, USA
Died: 03/05/1984

Born William Horatio Powell on July 29, 1892 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the only son of Nettie and Horatio Powell. Powell's father, an accountant, moved the family to Kansas City, MO when his son was in his early teens and it was there that the youngster began pursuing an interest in the arts that had taken hold of his imagination since childhood. Much to the chagrin of the elder Powell - who had envisioned a future in the legal profession for his son - the 18-year-old attended the University of Kansas for a single week before moving abruptly to New York City and enrolling at the venerable American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The venture was subsidized by Powell's aunt, as his father had no int... Continue Bio >>

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