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Tito Melema (as William H. Powell)
Appeared (as "John Neilson"; credited as William H. Powell) in "The Woman Who Laughed" on Broadway. Written by Edward Locke
. Directed / produced by Sam Forrest. Longacre Theatre: 16 Aug 1922-Aug 1922 (closing date unknown/13 performances). Cast: Martha Hedman
(as "Frieda Neilson"), Gilda Leary
(as "Minna Becker").
4 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
11 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
William H. Powell
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
[When asked to describe his methods for keeping so fit and trim] I give my swimming pool a long and piercing look every morning. I think a lot about tennis and talk a good deal about golf. I find I keep fit best by worrying about what I'm going to do next.
In 1938, Powell was diagnosed with cancer of the rectum. Rather than undergo a colostomy, he agreed to an experimental treatment where platinum needles containing radium pellets were inserted into Powell's body, where they remained for six months, by which time his cancer had gone into remission. It was many years before he publicly revealed he had had cancer. At the time of his illness and ...