|Also Known As: ||
||December 26, 1973
||January 2, 1900
||Cause of Death:
||Staunton, Virginia, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Ran away from home at age 14
Worked as bookkeeper for SW Straus
Film debut, "Brothers Under the Skin"
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