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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
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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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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