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William Haines

William Haines


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Also Known As: Died: December 26, 1973
Born: January 2, 1900 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Staunton, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Ran away from home at age 14
Worked as bookkeeper for SW Straus
Film debut, "Brothers Under the Skin"
Signed with Goldwyn
Signed with newly-formed MGM
Breakthrough role, "Brown of Harvard"
First talking film, "Alias Jimmy Valentine" (part-talkie)
Last MGM film, "Fast Life"
Last film, "The Marines Are Coming" (Mascot Studios)
Ran William Haines, Inc., an interior decorating firm
Was attacked by anti-gay lynch mob, along with 15 other gays living in Manhattan Beach, California
Was subject of the documentary "Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The William Haines Story", produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato; aired on AMC in 2002

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