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 William David Powell

William David Powell

Birth
California, USA
Death 13 Mar 1968 (aged 43)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot Sec.B-10 Lot 20
Memorial ID 8669 · View Source
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Screenwriter. Born the only child of William Powell and his first wife Eileen Wilson nine years into their on again off again marriage during a period of reconciliation between the two. They would finally divorce five years later. As a boy he was apparently plagued by emotional problems. He would become a television writer, whose work was seen on such series as 'Bonanza,' 'Death Valley,' 'Rawhide,' and '77 Sunset Strip.' He served as an associate producer at Warner Brothers Studios and at Universal Studios as well as holding a position at NBC. After ill health precipitated his resignation, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and kidney ailments. His lifelong struggle with depression deepened, and at the age of 43, he wrote his father a four page farewell stating that he was "... going where it's better," stepped into a shower, and stabbed himself to death.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8669
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William David Powell (27 Feb 1925–13 Mar 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8669, citing Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .