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Charles William Haines Net Worth

Charles William Haines Net Worth is
$18 Million

Charles William Haines Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines ran off to live life on his own terms while still in his teens, moving to New York City and becoming friends with such later Hollywood luminaries as designer Orry-Kelly and Cary Grant. His film career started slowly, but by the end of the silent era he was regularly named as the #1 male box-office draw. ...
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Full NameWilliam Haines
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1900
Died1973-12-26
Place Of BirthStaunton, Virginia, U.S.
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Art Director
NationalityAmerican
ParentsGeorge Adam Haines, Laura Virginia Haines
SiblingsHenry Haines, Lillian Haines, Ann Haines, George Haines Jr.
MoviesShow People, The Marines Are Coming, Brown of Harvard, Little Annie Rooney, Tell It to the Marines, The Hollywood Revue of 1929, The Smart Set, Way Out West, The Girl Said No, Spring Fever, Slide, Kelly, Slide, Alias Jimmy Valentine, The Stolen Jools, New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford, Ju...
Star SignCapricorn
#Trademark
1One of the first of the wisecracking male leads
#Quote
1[on his friend, Joan Crawford] Until Joan discovered she could cover her furniture in plastic, there were entire apartments in Los Angeles that had been furnished with almost new sofas and chairs that had been soiled once then discarded.
2[on the coming of sound to MGM] It was the night of the Titanic all over again, with women grabbing the wrong children and Louis B. Mayer singing "Nearer My God to Thee".
3I went to the beach house of a famous leading lady of the 1930s, which she wanted redecorated if it didn't cost too much. The only sculptures she had were of herself, so I asked her if she liked painting. She said she preferred wallpaper - flocked yet! And I found out that she ordered books by the yard. The woman was virtually illiterate!
4Joan Crawford thought we should get married. This was back in the 1920s, when I was a star and she was a rising flapper. It wasn't just a crass question of her ambition; we were very good but platonic friends. I told her, "Cranberry" - my pet name for her - "that isn't how it works in Hollywood. They usually pair men who like men and ladies who like ladies". Because if we both liked men, where would we be as man and wife? She'd resent me, and that would be the end of our beautiful friendship.
5[on his latter-day interior-decorating career of almost four decades] I like what I'm doing now. It's clean. No makeup on the face.
#Fact
1Proprietor of the interior decoration boutique, Haines-Foster Inc. which he opened in late September, 1930, at 1522 La Brea Avenue in Hollywood.
2Redecorated the home of Jack L. Warner and his second wife Ann Boyar in 1937. The house was later bought by David Geffen, who completely renovated the property.
3In 1938, he decorated the homes of Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett. Both houses were designed in the 'French Provincial' style by James Dolena.
4He created an interior decoration at the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, California, which boasted a painting by up-and-coming artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
5While at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Haines was able to get stand-in and extra work for his partner Jimmie Shields. Shields, who was attractive and photogenic but apparently had no interest in an acting career, stopped taking bit roles after a year or so but remained a fixture, frequently visiting the set and bringing Haines home-made lunches.
6During the early 1930s he leased his renovated house to Tallulah Bankhead.
7Remained on good terms with producer Irving Thalberg and wife Norma Shearer following his departure from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
8Met his partner Jimmie Shields in New York in 1926 during a promotional tour. They lived together until Haines' death.
9When asked by reporters if there was a special woman in his life, Haines almost always claimed to be hopelessly in love with Polly Moran. The two were close friends in real life but were never romantically involved.
10Decorated William Powell's home in 1934, probably on the recommendation of Carole Lombard with whom Powell was still on good terms despite their recent divorce.
11Decorated the home of Claudette Colbert in 1934, probably on the recommendation of mutual friend Carole Lombard.
12Under pressure to marry, he proposed to friend and frequent co-star Anita Page during the making of Are You Listening? (1932). She turned him down, and the two remained friends for a long time after.
13His first clients as an interior decorator were Leila Hyams and her husband Phil Berg, Haines' agent.
14Was close friends with Joan Crawford, Carole Lombard and Aileen Pringle long after he ended his acting career.
15He was an active supporter of the Republican Party and a close friend of Ronald Reagan.
16After involuntarily retiring from acting, he took up a successful, prolific, decades-long career as an interior decorator. Some of his clients included Carole Lombard and Mr. and Mrs. Fredric March.
17Won the "New Faces of 1922" contest sponsored by the Samuel Goldwyn Co. and was awarded an eventual contract, which shifted to MGM upon the company merger. The other winner of the contest was Eleanor Boardman.
18Was approached, along with fellow silent-screen veterans Buster Keaton and Anna Q. Nilsson, to play one of Gloria Swanson's bridge partners in Sunset Blvd. (1950). Swanson herself reportedly asked him to do it. Haines declined and fellow screen veteran H.B. Warner took the part.
19In 1930 Haines was the top box-office male star and Joan Crawford the top female.
20Following the Great Depression and a tight crackdown on morality, MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer insisted Haines leave his lover and publicly marry a woman. Haines refused and was fired. His relationship with longtime lover Jimmie Shields lasted 50 years.
21Almost 3 months after William's death, his lifelong partner, Jimmie Shields, broken-hearted, committed suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Marines Are Coming1934Lt. William 'Wild Bill' Traylor
Young and Beautiful1934Robert Preston
Fast Life1932Sandy
Are You Listening?1932Bill Grimes
New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford1931Wallingford
Just a Gigolo1931Lord Robert Brummel
The Stolen Jools1931ShortBill Haines
A Tailor Made Man1931John Paul Bart
Remote Control1930William Judd Brennan
Way Out West1930Windy
Free and Easy1930William Haines - Guest at Premiere
The Girl Said No1930Tom Ward
Navy Blues1929Kelly
Speedway1929Bill Whipple
A Man's Man1929Mel
The Duke Steps Out1929Duke
Alias Jimmy Valentine1928Jimmy Valentine
Show People1928Billy Boone
Excess Baggage1928Eddie Kane
Telling the World1928Don Davis
The Smart Set1928Tommy
West Point1927/IIBrice Wayne
Spring Fever1927Jack Kelly
Slide, Kelly, Slide1927Jim Kelly
A Little Journey1927George Manning
Tell It to the Marines1926Private 'Skeet' Burns
Lovey Mary1926Billy Wiggs
Brown of Harvard1926Tom Brown
Memory Lane1926Joe Field
The Thrill Hunter1926Peter J. Smith
Mike1926Harlan
Sally, Irene and Mary1925Jimmy Dungan
Little Annie Rooney1925Joe Kelley
The Tower of Lies1925August
Fighting the Flames1925Horatio Manly Jr
A Slave of Fashion1925Dick Wayne
The Denial1925Lover in Flashback
Who Cares1925Martin
A Fool and His Money1925John Smart
The Wife of the Centaur1924Edward Converse
So This Is Marriage?1924
Circe, the Enchantress1924William Craig
Wine of Youth1924Hal Martin
The Gaiety Girl1924Owen Tudor St. John
The Midnight Express1924Jack Oakes
True As Steel1924Gilbert Morse
Three Weeks1924Curate
Three Wise Fools1923Gordon Schuyler
Souls for Sale1923Pinkey
Lost and Found on a South Sea Island1923Extra
Brothers Under the Skin1922Bit Part (uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Girl Said No1930performer: "Annie Laurie" ca. 1834, "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" 1808 - uncredited
Navy Blues1929performer: "Navy Blues" 1929, "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" 1843 uncredited, "Bringing in the Sheaves" 1880 uncredited, "O Sole Mio" 1848 uncredited

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just a Gigolo1931uncredited

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Craig's Wife1936uncredited

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Young and Beautiful1943Short

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost and Found on a South Sea Island1923stunt double: House Peters

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (1969 audiotape interview) (voice, uncredited)
Estrellados1930Himself (Guest Appearance)
The Hollywood Revue of 19291929Himself
1925 Studio Tour1925Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The Life of William Haines2001DocumentaryHimself
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryActor in Theater Lobby (uncredited)

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 7012 Hollywood Blvd.

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