William Powell was one of the great actors of the Golden Age, excelling in a wide range of genres including comedies, mystery/thrillers and dramas.
He partnered with Myrna Loy in the Thin Man series as Nick and Nora Charles, boozy detectives.
Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982. It was a spoof of police dramas, packed with visual gags and non sequiturs. While a parody of many television shows and movies, it bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show, M Squad.
Police Squad! was created by th
Frank Drebin and his boss, Washington, D.C. police commissioner Annabelle Brumford (played by Jacqueline Brookes) attend a dinner function at the White House. Among the guests are President George Bush, his chief of staff, John Sununu, Nelson Mandela and his then-wife Winnie, and others.
Cary Grant once described his screen persona as "a combination of Jack Buchanan, Noel Coward and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and, finally, I became that person. Or he became me." In fact, in the process of constructing his cool, sophisticated movie star persona, Grant bec