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Nationality: American. Family: Married 1 M. Maund; 2 the actress Joan Blondell, divorceddaughter: Ellen, adopted son: Norman; 3 the actress June Allyson,adopted daughter.
Dick Powell was easily one of the most versatile talents of his day. Seamlessly making the transition from charming musical lead to an actor executing edgier film noir roles, Powell found success in multiple film genres. Indeed, Powell has the distinction of being the first actor to portray Detective Philip Marlowe on screen, in addition to being a beloved crooner among many film musical aficionados.
Dick Powell, enjoyed a long and far-ranging career which brought him success in music, film and television. Born in Mountain View, Arkansas on November 14,Powell regularly sang in both school and church choirs as a child, his soprano voice eventually becoming a tenor; at the same time, he also learned to play a number of instruments, including the saxophone, cornet and banjo. In his late teens, he joined Kentucky's Royal Peacock Orchestra, and during the late '20s sang and played with Charlie Davis, with whom Powell made a number of early recordings.
A former singer and bandleader, and a popular theater m. He made a lasting impression as the wide-eyed juvenile lead opposite hoofer Ruby Keeler in a string of backstage musicals including 42nd StreetGold Diggers ofand Dames From time to time the studio let him appear in non-musical films such as College Coach and A Midsummer Night's Dreambut he was most valuable to Warners as a singing star, and studio brass never let him forget it.
Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell November 14, — January 2, 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 hardboiled leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.
Inside, the lady tending the register told me that yes, this is in fact the actual original structure in which 's superstar Dick Powell was brought into the world way back in That white thing at the foot of the sign is a granite marker with a brass plaque stating pretty much the same thing. I stepped in to Woods Pharmacy, a restored 's soda fountain, for a reuben and a grape phosphate. My waitress didn't know who Dick Powell was.
Dick Powell born Richard Ewing Powell November 14, — January 2, was an American singer, actor, voice 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 hardboiled leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.
Richard Ewing Powell was a musician, actor, and director. An ambitious man always pursuing new avenues for his creativity, Powell experimented with different media radio, film, and television at a time when not many did. The films of which he was a part ranged from s comical musicals to s films noir.