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Tom Powers

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Powers, Tom," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109278.

Powers, Tom. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109278.

"Powers, Tom." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109278

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