Stepping aside from the usual post where I deliver info, tonight I’m putting out the call to receive info. Below is a copy of what I’ve just posted on Warren William’s IMDb page, but I figured I’d put it here too so the search engines have a better shot at picking it up.
If you read til the end there’s a reward (well, kind of!) …
Hello to all Warren William fans, and I’m so glad to see that’s actually a growing number of film fans as he seems to be re-discovered by more every day! I run a fan site/blog at warren-william.com/blog and am currently putting together as many notes as I can with the hopes of having something book length in the end.
I’m doing pretty well finding his films with just a small percentage to go, but the man’s private life is proving to be a huge mystery. I’ve got the basics of his family, but there are a lot of loose ends both early on and even after he came to Hollywood. It seems Warren William kept very much to himself and most interviews talk about the same things: his father’s paper in Aitkin, MN, his love of inventing, his wire hair terriers, and his wife (who’s a bit of a mystery herself).
In other words, I’ve got the basic outline, but not a lot of color. Since both Warren William and his wife, Helen, died within months of each other in 1948 and left no heirs, info is hard to come by. I’m looking for behind the scenes stories and anecdotes from his Broadway and Hollywood days as well as his early life in Minnesota.
Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any info you may have, just put Warren William in the subject line so I know to open your email right up!
Thanks so much,
PS: I know I’ve been kind of vague on what I have, but a good guideline is this … if you can Google the info, I’ve got it. I’ve got more than that too, but that seems to be a decent guideline. But don’t be shy, I never mind hearing from any Warren William fans!
Feel free to email me or even post a comment here if you’d like to contribute!
Here’s your present for reading this far, another SF Examiner Press Photo from that collection I picked up. It’s a small photo date stamped September 25, 1948 announcing Warren William’s death the previous day. Both sides shown, note the press markings and crops on front and the finished product on back.