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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 ...
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In his lifetime, Haines always claimed to have been born on January 1, 1900. While no birth certificate exists, biographer William Mann found his baptismal record at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, VA where the date of birth was entered as January 2, 1900. Social Secuirty records also support this date.

On his most famous role: "I didn't have to act. I was just myself. Brown was the sort of fellow I am...kind of lazy, good-natured, wise-cracking." --William Haines, quoted in newspaper interview from the late 1920s

"After establishing a reputation for wise-cracking it isn't hard to keep it up. I don't have to do homework by reading joke books. People just laugh at anything I say from force of habit." --Haines quoted in newspaper interview, c. 1930

On his retirement from acting: "It's a rather pleasant feeling of being away from pictures and being part of them because all my friends are. I can see the nice side of them without seeing the ugly side of the studios." --William Haines, quoted in 1949 newspaper article

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