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Dick Powell Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Dick Powell Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth November 14, 1904
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death January 2, 1963

Dick Powell was an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and studio head who became the first actor to portray private detective Philip Marlowe on screen. His film credits include Blessed EventBig City BluesToo Busy to Work, The King’s Vacation42nd StreetGold Diggers of 1933Footlight ParadeDamesCollege CoachThe Tall Target, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Flirtation WalkConvention CityYou Never Can Tell, Twenty Million SweetheartsHard to Get, The Bad and the Beautiful, Wonder BarCry Danger, Happiness Ahead, Gold Diggers of 1935Broadway GondolierI Want a Divorce, Susan Slept Here, Broadway HostessMeet the People, Page Miss GloryThanks a MillionGold Diggers of 1937The Singing MarineMrs. MikeStation West, On the AvenueCowboy from BrooklynNaughty but Nice, Christmas in JulyIn the NavyStar Spangled Rhythm, To the Ends of the Earth, Happy Go LuckyIt Happened TomorrowTrue to Life, Cornered, The Reformer and the Redhead, and Murder, My Sweet.

Born Name

Richard Ewing Powell

Nick Name

Dick

Dick Powell as seen in a publicity photo taken in 1962
Dick Powell as seen in a publicity photo taken in 1962 (Atwngirl / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED)

Age

He was born on November 14, 1904.

Died

On January 2, 1963, Dick Powell died of cancer at the age of 58 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, United States

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas, United States

Residence

He resided in the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Dick Powell attended Little Rock College.

Occupation

Actor, Singer, Musician, Producer, Director, Studio Head

Family

  • Father – Ewing Powell
  • Mother – Sallie Rowena Thompson
  • Siblings – Howard Powell (Older Brother), Luther Powell (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Robert Geisman (Father-In-Law, June’s Father), Clara (née Provost) (Mother-In-Law, June’s Mother), Henry (Brother-In-Law, June’s Brother), Levi Bluestein (Ex Father-In-Law, Joan’s Father) (A vaudeville comedian known as Ed Blondell), Catherine (known as “Kathryn” or “Katie”) Caine (Ex Mother-In-Law, Joan’s Mother), Gloria Blondell (Ex Sister-In-Law, Joan’s Sister), Ed Blondell, Jr. (Ex Brother-In-Law, Joan’s Brother), Joan Ellen Powell (Granddaughter)

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Build

Slim

Dick Powell and June Allyson from 'The Dick Powell Show'
Dick Powell and June Allyson from ‘The Dick Powell Show’ (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dick Powell dated –

  1. Mildred Evelyn Maund (1925-1932)​ – He married model Mildred Evelyn Maund in the year 1925 but she eventually realized that she did not like being married to an entertainer. They divorced in 1932.
  2. Mary Brian (1928) – Dick Powell had an affair with actor Mary Brian in 1928.
  3. Margaret Lindsay (1933) – He was romantically involved with actor Margaret Lindsay in 1933.
  4. Joan Blondell (1936-1944)​ – On September 19, 1936, Dick Powell married actor Joan Blondell and legally adopted her son, Norman Powell, from a previous marriage. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Ellen Powell (who became a studio hair stylist) on June 30, 1938. The marriage ended in divorce on July 14, 1944.
  5. Karin Booth (1942) – In December 1942, he hooked up with actor Karin Booth.
  6. June Allyson (1945-1963) – He married actor and stage artist June Allyson on August 19, 1945, and they remained together until his death in 1963. She was 13 years his junior and the couple had a son, named Richard Powell (December 24, 1950 – April 5, 2022), together. They also had a daughter named Pamela Powell (adopted).
  7. Gloria Pall (1961-1962) – Between 1961 and 1962, he went out with model, showgirl, actor, author, and businessperson Gloria Pall.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Often played “juvenile leads” or “boy heroes”

Brand Endorsements

Dick Powell was cast in a TV commercial for 1958 Ford in 1957.

Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler as seen in 'Footlight Parade' (1933)
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler as seen in ‘Footlight Parade’ (1933) (Screen Capture / Footlight Parade DVD (1933 public domain trailer) / Public Domain)

Dick Powell Facts

  1. He worked with actor Ruby Keeler in 7 films at Warner Brothers: 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Footlight Parade (1933), Dames (1934), Flirtation Walk (1934), Shipmates Forever (1935), and Colleen (1936).
  2. Dick Powell was honored as Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month in December 2018.
  3. Powell has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: for motion pictures at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard, for television at 6745 Hollywood Boulevard, and for radio at 1560 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Featured Image by Atwngirl / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED

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