Dick Powell

Dick Powell

DICK POWELL d1963. American actor, musician, producer, director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardboiled leading man, starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray private detective Philip Marlowe on screen 

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Dick Powell & Marta Toren

Reference Number. 14189Q


A rare original vintage photograph from Rogues Regiment (1948), clearly signed and dedicated (To Peter) in ink by both Dick Powell and Marta Toren

MARTA TOREN d1957. Swedish stage and film actress of the 1940s and 1950s. Her father was a Swedish military officer and for three years she was a secretary in the Swedish war office during World War II. After attending the Royal Dramatic School in Stockholm, she began her career on the stage and from 1947 she appeared in films. She appeared on the cover of the June 13th issue of Life Magazine in 1949. One of her roles was opposite Humphrey Bogart in Sirocco (1951). She also co-starred with Dana Andrews in Assignment-Paris (1952). On 19th February 1957 she died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of just 31.

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