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Mountain View, Arkansas
Place of Death
West Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death
Cancer of the Lymph Glands
Show Tunes, Vocal Pop, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop
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In the 1930s , Dick Powell was the juvenile lead in the Warner backstage musicals opposite such rising stars as Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell. After his career in musicals, he was cast in private-eye roles and became a producer and director for both TV and movies.
Dick Powell was married three times:
Mildred Maund (1925–1932) — They appear on the 1930 census in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is working in a theater, and they appear on a 1931 passenger list where they are returning from Havana, Cuba aboard the SS Oriente.
Joan Blondell (married September 19, 1936, divorced 1944), with whom he had two children, Ellen and adopted son Norman
June Allyson (August 19, 1945, until his death), with whom he had two children, Pamela (adopted) and Richard Powell, Jr.
Affairs include: Marion Davis, Karin Booth, Evelyn Keyes and Gloria Pall.
Full Name at Birth
Richard Ewing Powell
Gary Cooper, Glenda Farrell, Ronald Reagan, James Cagney, George Murphy, Jane Wyman, Edward Dmytryk, Regis Toomey, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Frances Langford
Little Rock College
American singer / Actor / Producer / Director / Studio Boss
Claim to Fame
42nd Street / Footlight Parade /Gold Diggers of 1933
Ellen Powell (Daughter) Mother Joan Blondell, Norman Powell (Adopted Son) Mother Joan Blondell, Paula Powell (Adopted Daughter) Mother June Allyson, Richard Powell (Son) Mother June Allyson
Ruby Keeler, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner
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Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardbitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.
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passed away on 2nd Jan 1963 aged 58. |||
Dick Powell passed away on 2nd Jan 1963 aged 58. His last relationship was when Gloria Pall and Dick Powell dated for 1 year after getting together in 1961.
Dick Powell was previously married to June Allyson (1945 - 1963) and Joan Blondell (1936 - 1944).
He was also in relationships with Gloria Pall (1961 - 1962), Karin Booth (1942), Margaret Lindsay (1933), Mary Brian (1928) and Maude Maund (1925 - 1931).
Dick Powell had 4 children, Norman Scott, Pamela, Pamela (68) and Dick Jr. (65).
Dick Powell is a 58 year old American Actor. Born Richard Ewing Powell on 14th November, 1904 in Mountain View, Arkansas, he is famous for 42nd Street / Footlight Parade /Gold Diggers of 1933 in a career that spans 1930–63. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Dick Powell was in 4 on-screen matchups, notably with Debbie Reynolds in Susan Slept Here (1954), June Allyson in The Reformer and the Redhead (1950), Ruby Keeler in Shipmates Forever (1935) and Dorothy Lamour in Riding High (1943).
Dick Powell is a member of the following lists:
People from Valley Center, California,
People from Mountain View, Arkansas and
Male actors from Arkansas.
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