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The Smart Set... Arrogant aristocrat Tommy Van Buren (William Haines) calls himself “America’s... more info $17.99was $17.99 Buy Now

Souls For Sale... The souls in question are silver-screen hopefuls in this witty, insightful... more info $17.99was $17.99 Buy Now

Spring Fever... Another of William Haines' sports-oriented vehicles, Spring Fever casts the star... more info $17.99was $17.99 Buy Now

Speedway DVD ... “Bill, why don’t you take the game seriously? You’ll never be a driver if you... more info $17.99was $17.99 Buy Now

West Point... West Point. The pride of America, the home of glorious tradition – unless you’re... more info $17.99was $17.99 Buy Now

Navy Blues... Sailor beware! That sweet trick with the big eyes is looking for more than a... more info $19.99was $19.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: December 26, 1973
Born: January 2, 1900 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Staunton, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Ran away from home at age 14
1920:
Worked as bookkeeper for SW Straus
1922:
Film debut, "Brothers Under the Skin"
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Signed with Goldwyn
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Signed with newly-formed MGM
1926:
Breakthrough role, "Brown of Harvard"
1929:
First talking film, "Alias Jimmy Valentine" (part-talkie)
1932:
Last MGM film, "Fast Life"
1934:
Last film, "The Marines Are Coming" (Mascot Studios)
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Ran William Haines, Inc., an interior decorating firm
1939:
Was attacked by anti-gay lynch mob, along with 15 other gays living in Manhattan Beach, California
2001:
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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