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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 August 1908Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Date of Death 10 April 1944Hollywood, California, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Dick Purcell was born on August 6, 1908 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for King of the Zombies (1941), Captain America (1944) and The Bank Dick (1940). He was married to Ethelind Terry. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Ethelind Terry (3 March 1942 - 26 August 1942) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

He was on the hockey team at Fordham University.
On April 10, 1944, after finishing a round of 18 holes on the golf course, he went into the locker room to change but never came out. He was found slumped over a couch from a massive heart attack.
Rugged, durable "B" player for Warner Brothers in the 1930s and early '40s who played strong-arm, he-man types, both heroes and villains.
Has the distinction of being the first man to play Captain America on the screen.
Regarded as the unofficial king of Warner Brothers B-movies.

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