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The Forgotten William Powell

written by: tigertedcreasy
 
This quiz is about the life and movies of William Powell.

Question 1:


When did William Powell live?
1905-1970
1892-1984
1902-1975
1901-1969

Question 2:


In what major city was actor William Powell born?
Kansas City, MO
Pittsburgh, PA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY

Question 3:


Early in his career William Powell starred in silent films.
True
False

Question 4:


Which popular actress did William Powell star with in 14 films?
Bette Davis
Claudette Colbert
Carole Lombard
Myrna Loy

Question 5:


In what famous series did William Powell play a detective?
Mike Hammer
The Thin Man
Sam Spade
Tony Roma

Question 6:


William Powell's first starring role was in the film The Canary Murder Case in which he played this detective.
Florenz Ziegfeld
Nick Charles
Philo Vance
Godfrey Smith

Question 7:

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The Academy Award for Best Picture in 1936 went to the movie The Great Ziegfeld, which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy.
False
True


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Question 8:

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Name William Powell's second wife who co-starred with him in the movie My Man Godfrey.
Carole Lombard
Jean Dixon
Gail Patrick
Katherine Hepburn


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Question 9:

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William Powell received his third Academy Award nomination in 1947 for this movie in which he played a man who thought he was the master of his own house.
The Great Morgan
The Baroness and the Butler
I Love You Again
Life with Father


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Question 10:

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In what movie did William Powell co-star with Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
How to Marry a Millionaire
Three for the Show
Man About Town
Pin Up Girl


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Question 11:


William Powell's last starring role was as "Doc" in this Henry Fonda WWII movie.
Crossroads
War and Peace
Mister Roberts
Take One False Step

Question 12:


William Powell never won an Academy Award.
False
True

Question 13:


William Powell was engaged to this very popular actress who died suddenly of kidney disease.
Carole Lombard
Jean Harlow
Myrna Loy
Marilyn Monroe

 


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