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Warren William

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Warren William (December 2, 1894 – September 24, 1948) was a Broadway and Hollywood actor, popular during the early 1930s, who was later nicknamed the "king of Pre-Code". He was born Warren William Krech in Aitkin, Minnesota to parents Freeman E. and Frances Krech. He had a certain physical resemblance to John Barrymore. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After moving from Broadway to Hollywood in 1931, he reached his peak as a leading man in early 1930s pre-Production Code films. He was a contract player at the Warner Bros. studio and was known for portraying amoral businessmen, lawyers, and other heartless types, including the Sam Spade character (renamed "Ted Shane") in the second filming of The Maltese Falcon, called Satan Met a Lady (1936) with Bette Davis. He also played sympathetic roles, however, as in Imitation of Life, in which he portrayed Claudette Colbert's love interest. He appeared as her love interest again that year, when he played Julius Caesar to her Cleopatra in Cecil B. DeMille's version of Cleopatra. And he was the swashbucking d'Artagnan in the 1939 version of The Man in the Iron Mask, directed by James Whale. William was the first to portray Erle Stanley Gardner's fictional defense attorney Perry Mason on the big screen and starred in four fast-paced, comical, and highly entertaining Perry Mason mysteries. He also played Raffles-like reformed jewel thief The Lone Wolf for Columbia Pictures beginning with The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) with Ida Lupino and Rita Hayworth, and he starred as detective Philo Vance in two films in that series, 1934's The Dragon Murder Case and 1939's The Gracie Allen Murder Case (billed below Gracie Allen). In 1923, he married Helen Barbara Nelson; Mrs. Helen B. Krech - who also survived him - was seventeen years his senior. Warren William died on 24 September 1948 in Hollywood, California of multiple myeloma. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Warren William has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1551 Vine Street. A biography from McFarland books, written by John Stangeland, Warren William: Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood, was released in October 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Warren William, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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02.12.1894 En Aitkin, Minnesota, U.S.
Créditos en Cine/TV:
Primera aparición:
Under Eighteen 02.01.1931
Última película:
Hollywood prohibido 03.03.2008
Conocido por
Poster of Fear
Poster of Midnight Madonna
Poster of The Dark Horse
Poster of Honor of the Family
Película Hollywood prohibido Various Roles (archive footage) 03.03.2008
Película Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 25.02.1983
Película Los asuntos privados de Bel Ami Laroche-Mathieu 25.04.1947
Película Fear Police Capt. Burke 02.03.1946
Película Strange Illusion Brett Curtis 31.03.1945
Película One Dangerous Night Michael Lanyard / The Lone Wolf 22.01.1943
Película Passport to Suez Michael Lanyard / The Lone Wolf 19.08.1943
Película Wild Bill Hickok Rides Harry Farrel 31.01.1942
Película Counter-Espionage Michael Lanyard 03.09.1942
Película El hombre lobo Dr. Lloyd 12.12.1941
Película Wild Geese Calling Blackie Bedford 15.08.1941
Película The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Michael Lanyard 06.03.1941
Película Secrets of the Lone Wolf Michael Lanyard 13.11.1941
Película Lillian Russell Jesse Lewisohn 24.05.1940
Película The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Michael Lanyard 30.05.1940
Película The Lone Wolf Strikes Michael Lanyard 26.01.1940
Película The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date Michael Lanyard 02.11.1940
Película Tucson, Arizona Jefferson Carteret 25.12.1940
Película Trail of the Vigilantes Mark Dawson 13.12.1940
Película The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Michael Lanyard 27.01.1939
Película The Gracie Allen Murder Case Philo Vance 02.06.1939
Película La máscara de hierro D'Artagnan 13.07.1939
Película Day-time Wife Bernard Dexter 24.11.1939
Película Arsène Lupin Returns Steve Emerson 25.02.1938
Película The First Hundred Years Harry Borden 12.03.1938
Película Wives Under Suspicion District Attorney Jim Stowell 03.06.1938
Película Madame X Bernard Fleuriot 01.10.1937
Película Midnight Madonna Blackie Denbo 01.07.1937
Película The Firefly Major de Rouchemont 05.11.1937
Película Times Square Playboy Victor 'Vic' Arnold 09.05.1936
Película The Widow from Monte Carlo Major Allan Chepstow 01.02.1936
Película Satan Met a Lady Ted Shane 22.07.1936
Película The Case of the Velvet Claws Perry Mason 15.08.1936
Película Stage Struck Fred Harris 12.09.1936
Película Go West Young Man Morgan 18.11.1936
Película Living on Velvet Walter 'Gibraltar' Pritcham 02.03.1935
Película The Case of the Curious Bride Perry Mason 13.04.1935
Película Don't Bet On Blondes Oscar 'Odds' Owen 13.07.1935
Película The Case of the Lucky Legs Perry Mason 05.10.1935
Película Smarty Tony 19.05.1934
Película Upperworld Alexander Stream 28.04.1934
Película Bedside Bob Brown 31.01.1934
Película Dr. Monica John Braden 23.06.1934
Película Cleopatra Julius Caesar 05.10.1934
Película The Secret Bride Robert Sheldon 22.12.1934
Película The Dragon Murder Case Philo Vance 25.08.1934
Película Imitación de la vida Stephen 'Steve' Archer 26.11.1934
Película The Case of the Howling Dog Perry Mason 22.09.1934
Película Employees' Entrance Kurt Anderson 11.02.1933
Película Just Around the Corner Mr. Sears 17.01.1933
Película The Mind Reader Chandra 01.04.1933
Película Dama por un día Dave the Dude 13.09.1933
Película Vampiresas 1933 J. Lawrence Bradford 27.05.1933
Película Goodbye Again Kenneth L. 'Ken' Bixby 09.09.1933
Película The Mouthpiece Vincent 'Vince' Day 07.05.1932
Película The Woman From Monte Carlo Lieutenant d'Ortelles 09.01.1932
Película Beauty and the Boss Baron Josef von Ullrich 09.04.1932
Película The Dark Horse Hal Samson Blake 16.06.1932
Película Skyscraper Souls David Dwight 16.07.1932
Película The Match King Paul Kroll 31.12.1932
Película Tres vidas de mujer Robert Kirkwood 29.10.1932
Película Under Eighteen Raymond Harding 02.01.1931
Película Expensive Women Neil Hartley 24.10.1931
Película Honor of the Family Captain Boris Barony 17.10.1931