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Dick Powell was a musical actor in the 1930s who transitioned into a noir actor in the '40s and then a TV producer in the '50s.
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Shortly after, he became president of the Four Star TV production company. For the duration of his career he focused his efforts on television production. From 1952-1956 Powell produced and appeared regularly on TV’s Four Star Playhouse and from 1961-1963 he hosted and produced The Dick Powell Show.
In 1945, Powell ended his 11-year marriage with actress Joan Blondell. Shortly after the divorce, Powell married Hollywood star June Allyson,
whom he directed in the feature, You Can’t Run Away From It (1956). Powell remained married to June until his death from cancer in 1963.
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