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|Known for:||Murder, My Sweet, The Bad and the Beautiful, Gold Diggers of 1935|
|Birth name:||Richard Ewing Powell|
|Birthday:||14 November 1904, Mountain View, Arkansas, USA|
|Height:||6' (1.83 m)|
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TriviaHe was a vocalist with Charlie Davis's orchestra before entering film. Father of Ellen Powell, from his marriage to Joan Blondell. He adopted Joan's son, Norman S. Powell in February 1938. Father of Dick Powell Jr. from his marriage to June Allyson. His brother Luther Powell was born October 30, 1906, and died August 15, 1996. His brother Howard Smith Powell was born October 13, 1899, and died in January, 1986. His daughter Pamela Powell was adopted during his marriage to June Allyson. His estate was reportedly valued at $10,000,000 at the time of his death. In The Day of the Locust (1975), Powell was portrayed by his son Dick Powell Jr.. He was awarded 3 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.