Dick co-starred in seven films with Ruby Keeler, including:
42nd Street (1933)
Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933)
Footlight Parade (1933)
Flirtation Walk (1934)
Shipmates Forever (1935)
Dick's son, Dick Powell Jr., portrayed his father in Day Of The Locust (1975).
Dick's estate was estimated at $10,000,000 at the time of his death.
Dick directed five films, including: The
Split Second (1953)
You Can't Run Away from It (1956)
The Conqueror (1956)
The Enemy Below (1957)
Dick wanted to play Walter Naff in Double Indemnity (1944) but had to turn the role down due to previous commitments.
Dick appeared with then-wife Joan Blondell in a magazine advertisement for Wrigley's Gum in 1939.
Dick sang on a number of records on the Vocalion label in the late 1920s.
Dick was married 3 times, to Mildred Maund from 1925 to 1927, to Joan Blondell from 1936 to 1944, and to June Allyson, from 1945 until his death.
Dick did a radio show, "Richard Diamond, Private Detective," from 1949-1995 on NBC.
Dick produced several unsold pilots for a proposed NBC dramatic series, "The Robert Taylor Show", in 1961.
Dick was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Best Director in 1960. He came in 10th place, behind other more prominent directors such as Hitchcock and Kubrick.
Dick has a Television star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard.
Dick has a Motion Picture star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard.
Dick died on the same day and of the same cause as fellow actor Jack Carson.
Dick was 6 feet tall.
Both of Dick's brothers were born in October, even though they were 7 years apart, with Howard born in 1899 and Luther in 1906.
Dick contracted the cancer that killed him while on the set of The Conqueror (1956), which was filmed near a nuclear test site in Utah.
Dick was a popular singer in the 1930's, he was actually discovered while he was singing in band leader Charlie Davis's orchestra.
Dick had four children, Richard Powell Jr., Norman, Ellen, and Pamela, whom he adopted.
Dick was one of the founders of the Four Star Television production company.
Dick Powell: The best thing about switching from being an actor to being a director is that you don't have to shave or hold your stomach in anymore.