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William David Powell

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William David Powell Famous memorial

Birth
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Death
13 Mar 1968 (aged 43)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.8169472, Longitude: -116.4418611
Plot
Section B-10, Lot 20
Memorial ID
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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. The couple would finally divorce five years later. As a boy, he was reportedly plagued by emotional problems but graduated from Princeton magna cum laude in English. He married then-Trenton native Irene Mary Brodowski and moved back to California. The couple divorced in 1953. At age 31, he married former child actress Patricia Parsons, but the couple were divorced less than a year later. He became 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. After ill health precipitated his resignation, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and renal failure. His lifelong struggle with depression apparently deepened, and at the age of 43, he wrote his father a four-page farewell and then stabbed himself to death.

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. The couple would finally divorce five years later. As a boy, he was reportedly plagued by emotional problems but graduated from Princeton magna cum laude in English. He married then-Trenton native Irene Mary Brodowski and moved back to California. The couple divorced in 1953. At age 31, he married former child actress Patricia Parsons, but the couple were divorced less than a year later. He became 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. After ill health precipitated his resignation, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and renal failure. His lifelong struggle with depression apparently deepened, and at the age of 43, he wrote his father a four-page farewell and then stabbed himself to death.

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  • Added: Mar 3, 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8669/william_david-powell: accessed ), memorial page for William David Powell (27 Feb 1925–13 Mar 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8669, citing Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.