Dick Powell

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Richard Ewing Powell
  • Birth Place: Mountain View, AR
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/14/1904, Scorpio
  • Date of Death: 01/02/1963
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer; singer
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Dick Powell Fast Facts:
  • Made his first notable film appearance in the musical Blessed Event (1932) and was subsequently made a contract player by Warner Bros.
  • Played clean-cut leads in many early Hollywood musicals, including 42nd Street (1933), costarring Ruby Keeler; they would reunite for several other successful films.
  • Also had a knack for hard-boiled dramatic roles, such as Philip Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet (1944).
  • Founded Four Star Television, which produced the series Four Star Playhouse in the 1950s; also produced and directed films.
  • In the film The Day of the Locust (1975), he was portrayed by his son, Dick Jr.
  • Dick Powell Relationships:
  • Mildred Maund - Ex-wife
  • June Allyson - Wife
  • Sallie Powell - Mother
  • Pamela - Daughter
  • Norman - Son
  • Howard Powell - Brother
  • Joan Blondell - Ex-wife
  • Ewing Powell - Father
  • Dick Powell Jr. - Son
  • Ellen - Daughter
  • Luther Powell - Brother
  • College:
  • Attended Little Rock College, Little Rock, AR

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