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January 26, 2024

30 Vintage Portrait Photos of Warren William in the 1930s

Born 1894 in Aitkin, Minnesota, American Broadway and Hollywood actor Warren William was immensely popular during the early 1930s; he was later nicknamed the “King of Pre-Code”. He was the first actor to play Perry Mason.

Although on-screen William was an actor audiences loved to hate, off-screen, he was a private man, he and his wife Helen Barbara Nelson, kept out of the limelight. Warren and Helen remained a couple throughout his entire adult life. He was often described as having been shy in real life. Co-star Joan Blondell once said, “[He] ... was an old man – even when he was a young man.”

William died in 1948, from multiple myeloma, at age 53. His wife died a few months later. He was recognized for his contribution to motion pictures with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 1960.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of Warren William in the 1930s.


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