April 24, 1949: Richard "Dick" Ewing Powell plays lead detective in "Richard Diamond"

April 24, 1949: Dick Powell played the lead in detective drama ‘Richard Diamond, Private Detective’ on NBC. The drama lasted on radio for four years.

In the 1950's  Powell began to produce his own movies. He also became a well-known actor, singer and studio boss. He died from lymphoma in his fifties.