Powell, William

Powell, William,

1892–1984, American movie actor, b. Pittsburgh. Powell made his stage debut in 1912. He played the dapper villain in such early films as Sherlock Holmes (1921), Romola (1924), and Beau Geste (1926). In sound films, his sonorous voice and elegant manner made him more popular as a hero. Teamed with Myrna Loy, they combined romance, comedy, and sleuthing in the witty Thin Man series (five films, 1934–47). Powell's other notable films include The Great Ziegfeld (1936), My Man Godfrey (1936), and Mister Roberts (1955).
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Bruce Williams, J.) Appealed from the Circuit Court in Beaufort County (Carmen Mullen, J.) William Jenkins for appellants; Morgan Templeton, Graham Pollock Powell, William Wharton Watkins, John Joseph Dodds, Duke Raleigh Highfield, Jeffrey Wiseman, Ernest Mitchell Griffith and Kelly Dennis Dean for respondents.
After a meeting with Powell, William Boyce, not Beard, founded the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.
SOUTH CAROLINA--Katherine Dove, Melvin McQueen, Lucius Miles, denise Orminster, Perry Powell, William White
With: Raymond Kurzweil, Hugo de Garis, Kevin Kelly, Ben Goertzel, Robert Metcalfe, Stevie Wonder, Colin Powell, William Shatner, Peter Diamandis, William Hurlbut.
It features selections from 22 authors, including notables such as Mark Twain, Thoreau, and Hemingway; explorer-writers like John Wesley Powell, William Bartram, and Meriwether Lewis; and several exciting new writers.
The crux of the problem was that while Justices Warren Burger, Byron White, Lewis Powell, William Rehnquist, and Sandra Day O'Connor could prevent the court from issuing stays of execution, they could not prevent the remaining minority from making two other kinds of decisions central to the consideration of capital cases.
Defenders: John Boardman, John Keegan, Max Powell, William Thomas.
Stoba, Savin, Powell, Williams, McCafferty, Neil Roberts and his brother Christopher Roberts, 25, of Clwyd Wen, Wrexham, are charged with conspiracy to convert criminal property, said to be platinum.
Powell, Williams, pictured, and Scarlets youngster Josh Turnbull seem to be vying for just two places in Gatland's final party of 30.
SOUTHEND: Frost, du Toit, Harvey, Faapolou, Billings, McKeith, Powell, Williams, Pay, Guess, McClintock, Bailey, Waring, Gill, Connors.
WEST HAM: Bywater, Newton, Ferdinand, Ward, Powell, Williams (Zamora 70), Fletcher, Noble, Etherington (Chadwick 44), Sheringham (Mullins 79), Harewood.
Reps: Owens, Bevington, Charteris, Powell, Williams, Priestland, North.