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William Haines (I) (1900–1973)

Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines ran off to live life on his own terms while still in his teens, moving to New York City and becoming friends with such later Hollywood luminaries as designer Orry-Kelly and Cary Grant. His film career started slowly, but by the end of the silent era he was regularly named as the #1 male box-office draw. ... See full bio »

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 1934 Young and Beautiful
Robert Preston
 1932 Fast Life
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Bill Haines
 1930 Remote Control
William Judd Brennan
 1930 Free and Easy
William Haines - Guest at Premiere
 1929 Navy Blues
 1929 A Man's Man
 1928 Excess Baggage
Eddie Kane
 1928 Telling the World
Don Davis
 1928 The Smart Set
 1927 Spring Fever
Jack Kelly
 1927 A Little Journey
George Manning
 1926 Lovey Mary
Billy Wiggs
 1926 Memory Lane
Joe Field
 1926 The Thrill Hunter
Peter J. Smith
 1926 Mike
 1925 Little Annie Rooney
Joe Kelley
 1925 The Tower of Lies
 1925 Fighting the Flames
Horatio Manly Jr
 1925 A Slave of Fashion
Dick Wayne
 1925 The Denial
Lover in Flashback
 1925 Who Cares
 1925 A Fool and His Money
John Smart
 1924 The Wife of the Centaur
Edward Converse
 1924 Circe, the Enchantress
William Craig
 1924 Wine of Youth
Hal Martin
 1924 The Gaiety Girl
Owen Tudor St. John
 1924 True As Steel
Gilbert Morse
 1924 Three Weeks
 1923 Three Wise Fools
Gordon Schuyler
 1923 Souls for Sale
 1922 Brothers Under the Skin
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I went to the beach house of a famous leading lady of the 1930s, which she wanted redecorated if it didn't cost too much. The only sculptures she had were of herself, so I asked her if she liked painting. She said she preferred wallpaper - flocked yet! And I found out that she ordered books by the yard. The woman was virtually illiterate! See more »


During the early 1930s he leased his renovated house to Tallulah Bankhead. See more »


One of the first of the wisecracking male leads



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