Thomas McCreery Powers (July 7, 1890 – November 9, 1955) was an American actor in theatre, films, radio and television. A veteran of the Broadway stage, notably in plays by George Bernard Shaw, he created the role of Charles Marsden in Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude. He succeeded Orson Welles in the role of Brutus in the Mercury Theatre's debut production, Caesar. In films, he was a star of Vitagraph Pictures and later became best known for his role as the victim of scheming wife Barbara Stanwyck and crooked insurance salesman Fred MacMurray in the film noir classic, Double Indemnity (1944).
Birth and Death Data: Born July 7th, 1890 (Owensboro), Died November 7th, 1955 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1931
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||MRC-64675||16-in.||2/8/1931||Sham||Alice Brady ; Tom Powers||Radio broadcast recording : Drama||speaker|
|Victor||MRC-64676||16-in.||2/8/1931||Sham||Alice Brady ; Tom Powers||Radio broadcast recording : Drama||speaker|
|Victor||CVE-Test-879||12-in.||12/18/1930||A letter from the trenches—1917||Tom Powers||Recitation||speaker, author|
|Victor||CVE-Test-880||12-in.||12/18/1930||Unemployed 1931||Tom Powers||Recitation||speaker, author|
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