September 19, 1936
Stone County native Richard Ewing (Dick) Powell married Joan Blondell, his second wife. The marriage ended in 1944. His marriage to June Allyson, however, on August 19, 1945, lasted until Powell’s death. An ambitious man always pursuing new avenues for his creativity, Powell was a musician, actor, and director who experimented with different media (radio, film, and television) at a time when not many did. The films of which he was a part ranged from 1930s comical musicals to 1940s films noir.