William Powell

1892 - 1984

William Powell

William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984) was an American actor. A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he was paired with Myrna Loy in 14 films, including the Thin Man series based on the Nick and Nora Charles characters created by Dashiell Hammett. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Powell has received more than 2,207,680 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,749th most popular actor.

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  • 51.38

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  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, William Powell ranks 1,728 out of 8,832Before him are Nora Miao, Viveca Lindfors, Vince Vaughn, Lilian Harvey, Maria Tănase, and María Mercader. After him are Shilpa Shetty, Isaiah Washington, Graham Greene, Dragan Nikolić, Loriot, and Vera Fischer.

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Among people born in 1892, William Powell ranks 118Before him are Sayed Darwish, Stanisław Maczek, Henry Darger, Carl Panzram, James Forrestal, and Yuen Ren Chao. After him are Branislaw Tarashkyevich, Charles Nungesser, Peljidiin Genden, Lola Anglada, Mabel Normand, and Hal Roach. Among people deceased in 1984, William Powell ranks 87Before him are Alexis Korner, Toni Turek, Tim, Karl-August Fagerholm, Pavel Batitsky, and Jorge Guillén. After him are Adam Malik, Lionel Robbins, Ernesto Mascheroni, Lola Anglada, Uwe Johnson, and Fazıl Küçük.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Powell ranks 3,055 out of 12,171Before him are Eric Dolphy (1928), Archie Moore (1916), Vince Vaughn (1970), Hal Blaine (1929), Richie Havens (1941), and Erroll Garner (1923). After him are Don Alden Adams (1925), Isaiah Washington (1963), Glenn Curtiss (1878), Steve Perry (1949), Wilson Pickett (1941), and Roger Y. Tsien (1952).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, William Powell ranks 821Before him are Debra Paget (1933), Jeffrey Tambor (1944), Robert Culp (1930), Fred Niblo (1874), Patrick Wilson (1973), and Vince Vaughn (1970). After him are Isaiah Washington (1963), Majel Barrett (1932), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), Ralph Macchio (1961), Brent Spiner (1949), and Elizabeth Wilson (1921).