Monday, June 3, 2019


One of the greatest actors and yet the most elusive was William Powell (1892-1984). He left Hollywood in 1955, and he never looked back. Here are some great candid pics of the great actor...

William in 1899 at the age of 7

William his mother and agent leaving Jean Harlow's funeral in 1937

With his only son William David.. His son would commit suicide in 1968 at the age of 43

William with Marilyn Monroe in 1954

William Powell and his wife Diana Lewis enjoying retirement in the 1960s

Last known photo of William Powell at the age of 86 in 1978.


  1. I adore William Powell. Those are great photos. One of the true greats of a bygone era.

  2. Not the most handsome of all the hollywood stars; but certainly the most charismatic. I have loved him since my teen yrs after watching the Thin Man in the 90s.

  3. Such a remarkable actor who was one of the greats. Such a uniquely gorgeous man who was so beloved and respected.

  4. I was so moved to see the photo of powell with his mother at the funeral of Jean Harlow, he was so tramatized by her death, he must of loved her so much.😪

  5. William Powell was truly a great actor who was able to give such an honest and believable portrayal of every character he played... his on screen personality is magnetic and does not seem that this personality could not be far from the real man.

  6. William Powell exuded both class and an incredible talent for both comedy and drama. He was one of the best actors to ever come out of Hollywood. Can’t help but watch whenever any of his movies are on TV, no matter how many times I’ve seen them!

  7. Class and humor! Who could ask for more?