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Warren William (1894–1948)


Warren William, the stalwart leading man of pre-Production Code talkies, was born Warren William Krech on December 2, 1894 in Aitkin, Minnesota, the son of a newspaper publisher. William originally planned to become a journalist, but he had a change of heart, and instead went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and trained to become an actor.... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wolf Man
The Wolf Man Dr. Lloyd
(1941)
Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 J. Lawrence Bradford
(1933)
Lady for a Day
Lady for a Day Dave the Dude
(1933)
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life Stephen Archer
(1934)

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 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Harry Farrel
 1941 Wild Geese Calling
Blackie Bedford
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
Mark Dawson / George Trent
 1940 Lillian Russell
The Famous J.L.
 1939 Day-Time Wife
Bernard Dexter
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
District Attorney Stowell
 1938 The First Hundred Years
Harry Borden
 1937 Madame X
Bernard Fleuriot
 1937 The Firefly
Major de Rouchemont
 1937 Midnight Madonna
Blackie Denbo
 1937 Outcast
Dr. Wendell Phillips / Phil Jones
 1936 Go West Young Man
Morgan
 1936 Stage Struck
Fred Harris
 1936 Times Square Playboy
Victor 'Vic' Arnold
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Major Allan Chepstow
 1934 The Secret Bride
Robert Sheldon
 1934 Dr. Monica
John
 1934 Smarty
Tony
 1934 Upperworld
Alexander Stream
 1934 Bedside
Bob Brown
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
J. Lawrence Bradford
 1933 The Mind Reader
Chandra
 1933 Just Around the Corner (Short)
Mr. Sears
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Lieutenant d'Ortelles
 1931 Under 18
Raymond Harding
 1931 Expensive Women
Neil Hartley
 1931 Honor of the Family
Captain Boris Barony
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (Short)
Warren - the Husband (uncredited)
 1923 Plunder
Mr. Jones (as Warren Krech)
 1922 The Town That Forgot God
Eben (as Warren Krech)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Brett Laney") in "Week-End" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Austin Parker [only Broadway credit]. Directed by Worthington Miner [earliest Broadway credit]. John Golden Theatre: 22 Oct 1929-Oct 1929 (closing date unknown/11 performances). Cast: Alfred Hesse (as "Phillipe"), Frances Kelly (as "Marie"), Bruce ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Warren Krech

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Superb, unequaled villain from pre-Code pictures who lusted after every young lady (among them the impossibly young and beautiful Maureen O'Sullivan and Loretta Young, among others) he came across. Memorable as the stuffy, wealthy lawyer who, against his better judgment, falls for Joan Blondell in Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933). See more »

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