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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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Tell It to the Marines Private 'Skeet' Burns
(1926)
West Point Brice Wayne
(1927)
Show People Billy Boone
(1928)
Brown of Harvard Tom Brown
(1926)

Filmography

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 1934 The Marines Are Coming
Lt. William 'Wild Bill' Traylor
 1934 Young and Beautiful
Robert Preston
 1932 Fast Life
Sanderson 'Sandy' Burton
 1932 Are You Listening?
Bill Grimes
 1931 Just a Gigolo
Lord Robert Brummel
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Bill Haines
 1931 A Tailor Made Man
John Paul Bart
 1930 Remote Control
William Judd Brennan
 1930 Way Out West
Windy
 1930 Free and Easy
William Haines - Guest at Premiere
 1930 The Girl Said No
Tom Ward
 1929 Navy Blues
Kelly
 1929 Speedway
Bill Whipple
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929
William Haines
 1929 A Man's Man
Mel
 1929 The Duke Steps Out
Duke Corbin
 1928 Alias Jimmy Valentine
Jimmy Valentine
 1928 Show People
Billy Boone
 1928 Excess Baggage
Eddie Kane
 1928 Telling the World
Don Davis
 1928 The Smart Set
Tommy Van Buren
 1927/II West Point
Brice Wayne
 1927 Spring Fever
Jack Kelly
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
Jim Kelly
 1927 A Little Journey
George Manning
 1926 Tell It to the Marines
Private 'Skeet' Burns
 1926 Lovey Mary
Billy Wiggs
 1926 Brown of Harvard
Tom Brown
 1926 Memory Lane
Joe Field
 1926 The Thrill Hunter
Peter J. Smith
 1926 Mike
Harlan
 1925 Sally, Irene and Mary
Jimmy Dugan
 1925 Little Annie Rooney
Joe Kelley
 1925 The Tower of Lies
August
 1925 Fighting the Flames
Horatio Manly Jr
 1925 A Slave of Fashion
Dick Wayne
 1925 The Denial
Lover in Flashback
 1925 Who Cares
Martin
 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 The Midnight Express
Jack Oakes
 1924 True As Steel
Gilbert Morse
 1924 Three Weeks
Curate
 1923 Three Wise Fools
Gordon Schuyler
 1923 Souls for Sale
Pinkey
 1922 Brothers Under the Skin
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(June 1 to 12, 1949) His play, "Command Decision," was performed at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. George Phelps was director.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 23 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Joan Crawford thought we should get married. This was back in the 1920s, when I was a star and she was a rising flapper. It wasn't just a crass question of her ambition; we were very good but platonic friends. I told her, "Cranberry"--my pet name for her--"that isn't how it works in Hollywood. They usually pair men who like men and ladies who like ladies". Because if we both liked men, where ... See more »

Trivia:

After winning a "New Faces of 1922" contest, he arrived in Hollywood for his first meeting with Goldwyn Co. studio brass. He waltzed in an announced, "I'm your new prize beauty". See more »

Trademark:

One of the first of the wisecracking male leads

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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