Dick Powell Show, The (NBC 1961-1963, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra)

Anthology series of dramas introduced by Dick Powell. Powell also appeared in many of the shows himself at least until his death from lymphatic cancer on January 2, 1963, he was then replaced by a series of guest hosts until the series ended.

The first of these was Gregory Peck, who began the January 8 program with a tribute to Powell, recognizing him as ‘a great and good friend to our industry.’

Peck was followed by fellow actors such as Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Ford, Charles Boyer, Jackie Cooper, Rock Hudson, Milton Berle, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, Robert Taylor, Steve McQueen, David Niven, Danny Thomas, Robert Wagner and John Wayne.

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production details
USA | NBC- Four Star | 60×50 minutes | Broadcast 26 September 1961 – 30 April 1963

Creator: Richard Alan Simmons

Dick Powell as Host

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