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Matinee idol Dick Powell enjoyed a long and far-ranging career that brought him great success in music, film, and television. Born in Mountain View, AR, 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 I Just Want To Know (That You Still Love Me) - Lanny Wolfe Trio* - Make A Joyful Noise Davis, with whom Powell made a number of early recordings.
By the early '30s, he had relocated to Indianapolis to serve as master of ceremonies at the Circle Theater, later assuming the same duties at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater; there Powell was discovered by a Warner Bros. During the early '40s, he turned more toward comedy and dramas, and in switched With Plenty Of Money And You - Dick Powell - Love Is In The Air Tonight entirely to successfully portray world-weary gumshoe Philip Marlowe in the Raymond Chandler adaptation Murder, My Sweet.
From that point on, Powell was firmly established as a tough guy, and he was as popular in these roles as he had been in musicals; by the early '50s, he was also directing and producing pictures. Powell also served as founder and president of Four Star Television, a pioneering TV production company, and from to he presented the popular series Dick Powell Theater.
He continued working regularly until his death from cancer on January 3, Apple Music Preview. Sign Out. Sign In. Try It Now.
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