Powell, William

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Longtime actor best remembered for playing the Dashiell Hammett’s character of The Thin Man (Nick Charles) in a series of movies in the 30s and 40s. Powell also played Philo Vance in a series of films, and enjoyed a number of other memorable roles, including 1932s Lawyer Man and Flo Ziegfeld in 1936s The Great Ziegfeld.

    Powell, in his Thin Man character, can be seen in the Tashlin “things-come-to-life” cartoons Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) and Speaking of the Weather (1937).

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