Actor Dick Powell was born right here in Mountain View Arkansas in this house. Aside from a sign in the yard, his birthplace ion Main Street s not restored or really noticed. I noticed it, but there might not be all that many people who know who he was. But those of us 'of an age' remember.
I know this post is not about disability problems at all, but I found it interesting and I write this, so I make the rules. May you be able to use this in a trivial contest sometime
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Photo taken 1938
|Born||Richard Ewing Powell|
November 14, 1904
Mountain View, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||January 2, 1963 (aged 58)|
West Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, producer, director|
|Spouse(s)||Mildred Maund (1925-27)|
Joan Blondell (1936-44) (divorced) (1 child)
June Allyson (1945-63) (his death) (2 children)
|Children||Norman S. Powell (Barnes) (b. 1934)|
Ellen Powell (b. 1938)
Dick Powell Jr. (b. 1950)
Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) 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 hardbitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature.
Powell was born in Mountain View, the seat of Stone County in northern Arkansas. The family moved to Little Rock in 1914, where Powell sang in church choirs and with a local orchestras and started his own band. Powell attended the former Little Rock College, before he started his entertainment career as a singer with the Royal Peacock Band which toured throughout the Midwest. During this time, he married Mildred Maund, a model, but she found being married to an entertainer not to her liking and they soon divorced.Later, he joined the Charlie Davis Orchestra, based in Indianapolis. He recorded a number of records with Davis and on his own, for the Vocalion label in the late 1920s.