David Powell (actor)

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David Powell
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Powell in 1922
Born(1883-12-17)December 17, 1883
DiedApril 16, 1925(1925-04-16) (aged 41)
Occupation Actor
Years active19121925
Spouse(s) Violet E. Powell

David Powell (December 17, 1883 April 16, 1925) was a Scottish stage and later film actor of the silent era.

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Background

He was born in Glasgow. In his twenties Powell appeared in stage companies of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Ellen Terry, and Johnston Forbes-Robertson. In 1907 he appeared with Terry on Broadway in the first American presentation of Shaw's Captain Brassbound's Conversion .

In 1912, Powell started his film career in one to three reel shorts. At the beginning of the 1920s, he starred in several Paramount-produced English films. Extant films that feature Powell are The Dawn of A Tomorrow (1916), Less Than Dust (1916), Idols of Clay (1920), The Virtuous Liar (1924), The Green Goddess (1923 version), and The Average Woman (1924).

Powell died of pneumonia in New York City, New York, in April 1925, at the age of 42. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Partial filmography

Powell and Marguerite Courtot in The Teeth of the Tiger (1919) The Teeth of the Tiger (1919) - Feb 1920 Mag.jpg
Powell and Marguerite Courtot in The Teeth of the Tiger (1919)

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