William Haines

Actor / Designer / Screenwriter | * 01/02/1900 († 73, 12/26/1973) | Staunton, Virginia, USA
Charles William Haines (January 2, 1900 – December 26, 1973) was an American actor and interior designer. Haines was discovered by a talent scout and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1922. His career gained momentum when he was lent to Columbia Pictures, where he received favorable reviews for his role in The Midnight Express. Haines returned to MGM and was cast in the 1926 film Brown of Harvard. The role solidified his screen persona as a wisecracking, arrogant leading man. By the end of the 1920s, Haines had appeared in a string of successful films and was a popular box-office draw. Haines' acting career was cut short in the 1930s due to his refusal to deny his homosexuality. He quit acting in 1935 and started a successful interior design business with his life partner Jimmie Shields, and was supported by friends in Hollywood. Haines died of lung cancer in December 1973 at the age of 73. ()
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William Haines (born Charles William Haines; January 2, 1900 - December 26, 1973) was a star American comedy actor of the late Silent and early "talkie" eras.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with William Haines as Actor(43)

as Robert Preston1934 Young and Beautiful
as Lt. William 'Wild Bill' Traylor1934 The Marines Are Coming
as Bill Grimes1932 Are You Listening?
as Sandy1932 Fast Life
as Bill Haines1931 The Stolen Jools
as Robert Brummel1931 Just a Gigolo
as John Paul Bart1931 A Tailor-Made Man
as Windy1930 Way Out West
as A Guest1930 Free and Easy
as William J. Brennan1930 Remote Control
as Tom Ward1930 The Girl Said No
as Duke1929 The Duke Steps Out
as Kelly1929 Navy Blues
as Bill Whipple1929 Speedway
as Jimmy Valentine1928 Alias Jimmy Valentine
as Brice Wayne1928 West Point
as Billy Boone1928 Show People
as Don Davis1928 Telling the World
as Eddie Kane1928 Excess Baggage
as Tommy Van Buren1928 The Smart Set
as Jack Kelly1927 Spring Fever
as Jim Kelly1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
as Joe Field1926 Memory Lane
as Tom Brown1926 Brown of Harvard
as Private Skeet Burns1926 Tell It to the Marines
as Jimmy Dungan1925 Sally, Irene and Mary
as Himself (uncredited)1925 1925 Studio Tour
as August1925 The Tower of Lies
as Joe Kelly1925 Little Annie Rooney
as Dick Wayne1925 A Slave of Fashion
as William Craig1924 Circe the Enchantress
as Curate1924 Three Weeks
as Gilbert Morse1924 True As Steel
as Jack Oakes1924 The Midnight Express
as Hal Martin1924 Wine of Youth
as Gordon Schuyler1923 Three Wise Fools
as Pinkey - Assistant Director1923 Souls for Sale

Movies with William Haines as Crew(1)

Art/Production Design1936 Craig's Wife

Full Name: William Haines
Born: Tuesday, 01/02 1900 (January) in Staunton
Died: Wednesday, 12/26 1973 (December) in Santa Monica (aged: 73)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Other names for William Haines (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Billy Haines"
"Charles William Haines"
William Haines frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (17x, Crew)
Joan Crawford (9x, Actress)
Karl Dane (9x, Actor)
King Vidor (9x, Crew)
Polly Moran (9x, Actress)
Edward Sedgwick (8x, Crew)
Anita Page (7x, Actress)
Eleanor Boardman (7x, Actress)
Rupert Hughes (7x, Crew)
Claire Windsor (5x, Actress)
Byron Morgan (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1353549, Added: 09/03/2019, Last updated: 10/08/2020