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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?
1902-1975
1905-1970
1901-1969
1892-1984

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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


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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.
Jean Dixon
Gail Patrick
Katherine Hepburn
Carole Lombard


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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 Baroness and the Butler
The Great Morgan
Life with Father
I Love You Again


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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)
Three for the Show
How to Marry a Millionaire
Pin Up Girl
Man About Town


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Question 11:


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

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.
Marilyn Monroe
Myrna Loy
Carole Lombard
Jean Harlow

 


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