Bakewell, William

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Bakewell, William Gender: M
born on 2 May 1908 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°59' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°48 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°58'

William Bakewell (in 1947 film "The Fabulous Dorseys")


American actor who achieved his greatest fame as one of the leading juvenile performers of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Bakewell began his film career as an extra in the silent movie Fighting Blood (1924), and went on to appear in some 170 films and television shows. He had supporting roles at the end of the silent era and reached the peak of his career around 1930. He is perhaps best remembered for playing German soldier Albert Kropp in the film classic All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), and Rodney Jordan, Joan Crawford's brother, in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931).

In 1933, Bakewell contributed to the founding of the Screen Actors Guild, and was the 44th of the original 50 members. During World War II, Bakewell served in the U.S. Army with the rank of second lieutenant. In the 1960s, he guest-starred in numerous situation comedy television series.

Bakewell was married twice and had two children. His autobiography, Hollywood Be Thy Name--Random Recollections of a Movie Veteran From Silents to Talkies to TV, was published in 1991. He died of leukaemia in Los Angeles on 15 April 1993 at age 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991 (Autobiography "Hollywood Be Thy Name")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (born at "12 M").


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Leukaemia)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Leukaemia)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (US Army, WWII)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (US Army, WWII)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Hollywood Be Thy Name")