Powell, Dick, 1904-1963

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1904-11-14
Death 1963-01-02
US
English

Biographical notes:

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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Subjects:

  • Popular music--1931-1940
  • Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
  • Radio scripts
  • Radio programs

Occupations:

  • Actors
  • Performer
  • Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)