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Actor, interior designer

Charles William "Billy" Haines (January 2, 1900 – December 26, 1973), known professionally as William Haines, was an American film actor and interior designer. Wikipedia

Age: 73 (age at death)
Born: 2nd January, 1900, Staunton, Virginia
Died: 26th December, 1973, Santa Monica, California
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Nationality: American

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On his latter-day career of almost four decades: "I like what I`m doing now. It`s clean. No makeup on the face."

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

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Fast Life (1932)

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Two sailors are leaving the US Navy after 10 years. In their spare time, one of them (Haines) invents...

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