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William Haines Overview:

Actor, William Haines, was born Charles William Haines on Jan 2, 1900 in Staunton, VA. Haines died at the age of 74 on Dec 26, 1973 in Santa Monica, CA .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By Lara on Jun 7, 2014 From Backlots

and Jimmy Shields with Jean Harlow, William Powell, and friends. In 1933, a young and successful actor lost his job in Hollywood. His name had been featured in many wildly popular hits in the 1920s, and his appeal was so great that he had been one of the lucky ones to make the transit... Read full article

"The Girl Said No," and So Did

By David on Aug 21, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

(1900-73) was one of those movie stars who easily made the transition from silent to sound films. In the late 1920s he was one of MGM's biggest stars -- handsome, athletic and relaxed on screen, with an appealing goofball side. But he was also gay, and that's why stopp... Read full article

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William Haines Quotes:

Billy Boone: [looks at Peggy's makeup] Remember, Baby, you're not painting a bungalow.

Peggy Pepper: My acting is the talk of Savannah.
Billy Boone: My acting is the scandal of Hollywood!

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William Haines Facts
Was approached, along with fellow silent screen veterans Buster Keaton and Anna Q. Nilsson, to play one of Gloria Swanson's bridge partners in Sunset Blvd. (1950). Swanson herself reportedly asked him to do it. Haines declined and fellow screen veteran H.B. Warner took the part.

Won the "New Faces of 1922" contest sponsored by the Samuel Goldwyn Co. and was awarded an eventual contract, which shifted to MGM upon the company merger. The other winner of the contest was Eleanor Boardman.

Was close friends with Joan Crawford, Carole Lombard and Aileen Pringle long after he ended his acting career.

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