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William David Powell
Birth: Feb. 27, 1925
California, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1968
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Screenwriter. Born the only child of William Powell and his first wife Eileen Wilson nine years into their on again off again marriage during a period of reconciliation between the two. They would finally divorce five years later. As a boy he was apparently plagued by emotional problems. He would become a television writer, whose work was seen on such series as 'Bonanza,' 'Death Valley,' 'Rawhide,' and '77 Sunset Strip.' He served as an associate producer at Warner Brothers Studios and at Universal Studios as well as holding a position at NBC. After ill health precipitated his resignation, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and kidney ailments. His lifelong struggle with depression deepened, and at the age of 43, he wrote his father a four page farewell stating that he was "... going where it's better," stepped into a shower, and stabbed himself to death. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  William Powell (1892 - 1984)
  Eileen Wilson (1894 - 1942)

Cause of death: Suicide
Desert Memorial Park
Cathedral City
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Sec.B-10 Lot 20
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Rest in peace .
- Kay England .
 Added: Sep. 18, 2015

- karl anglin
 Added: Sep. 14, 2015
I'm so sad you saw no reason to live. It is such a shame to be so depressed. Your father was such an esteemed actor. I loved his Thin Man. I hope you saw and enjoyed these clever, little movies. I've watched 3 of them that Robert Osborne presented on his ...(Read more)
- Irisana
 Added: Sep. 11, 2015
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