William Haines
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1900
Birth Place:
Staunton, VA


Leaving his Virginia hometown at age 14 to earn a living, William Haines was an assistant bookkeeper at a New York bond house when he sent in his photograph to a "New Faces" contest sponsored by movie producer Samuel Goldwyn. The winners of the contest were Haines and another future film star, Eleanor Boardman. Entering films in 1922, Haines rose to stardom at MGM as the star of several breezy...