Dick Powell

po_powell-dick2Richard Ewing “Dick” Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, film director and studio head.

Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hard-bitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.