Powell, Dick, 1904-1963

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birth 1904‑11‑14
death 1963‑01‑02
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Born as Richard E. Powell on Nov. 14, 1904 in Mountain View, AR; former band vocalist, instrumentalist, and occasional MC, made film debut, 1932; featured in Warner Bros musicals in 1930s; made transition to dramatic roles, particularly private-eye heroes, in 1940s; became producer-director in 1950s and president of Four Star Television production company; married to Joan Blondell and June Allyson; died in 1963.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1945. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060746

Biography

Born as Richard E. Powell on November 14, 1904 in Mountain View, Arkansas; former band vocalist, instrumentalist, and occasional MC, made film debut, 1932; featured in Warner Brothers musicals in 1930s; made transition to dramatic roles, particularly private-eye heroes, in 1940s; became producer-director in 1950s and president of Four Star Television production company; married to Joan Blondell and June Allyson; died in 1963.

From the guide to the Dick Powell Papers, 1930-1945, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)



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