Dick Purcell (1905–1944)

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Dick Purcell was born on August 6, 1905 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain America (1944), Phantom Killer (1942) and Heroes in Blue (1939). He was previously married to Ethelind Terry. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Captain America Captain America / Grant Gardner
Phantom Killer Edward Arlington Clark
Heroes in Blue Terry Murphy
Mystery House Lance O'Leary


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 1944 Leave It to the Irish
Pat Burke
 1944 Trocadero
Spike Nelson
 1944 Captain America
Captain America / Grant Gardner
 1944 Timber Queen
Milt Holmes
 1943 The Mystery of the 13th Guest
Johnny Smith
 1943 High Explosive
 1943 Aerial Gunner
Pvt. Lancelot 'Gadget' Blaine
 1943 Idaho
Duke Springer
 1943 No Place for a Lady
Rand Brooke
 1943 Reveille with Beverly
Andy Adams
 1942 X Marks the Spot
Police Lt. William 'Bill' Decker
 1942 Phantom Killer
Edward Arlington Clark
 1942 The Old Homestead
Scarf Lennin
 1942 I Live on Danger
Norm Thompson
 1942 In Old California
Joe Dawson
 1942 Torpedo Boat
Ralph Andrews
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
Red Harris
 1941 Flying Blind
Bob Fuller
 1941 The Pittsburgh Kid
Cliff Halliday
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
 1941 Two in a Taxi
Bill Gratton
 1941 King of the Zombies
James McCarthy
 1940 Flight Command
Lieut. 'Stichy' Payne
 1940 The Bank Dick
Mackley Q. Greene (as Richard Purcell)
 1940 Arise, My Love
 1940 Private Affairs
Dick Cartwright
 1940 New Moon
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Agent Melvin Pierce
 1939 Heroes in Blue
Terry Murphy
 1939 Drunk Driving (Short)
John Jones
 1939 Irish Luck
Steve Lanahan
 1939 While America Sleeps (Short)
Dave Miller (as Richard G. Purcell)
 1939 Streets of New York
T.P. 'Tap' Keenan
 1939 Blackwell's Island
Terry Walsh
 1938 Tough Kid
'Red' Murphy
 1938 Nancy Drew: Detective
 1938 Broadway Musketeers
Vincent 'Vince' Morrell
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Rick Fulton
 1938 Valley of the Giants
 1938 Penrod's Double Trouble
Tex Boyden
 1938 Mystery House
Lance O'Leary
 1938 Air Devils
Percy 'Slats' Harrington
 1938 Flight Into Nowhere
Bill Kellogg
 1938 Accidents Will Happen
Jim Faber
 1938 Over the Wall
Ace Scanlon
 1938 The Daredevil Drivers
Bill Foster
 1937 Missing Witnesses
'Bull' Regan
 1937 Alcatraz Island
'Harp' Santell
 1937 Wine, Women and Horses
George Mayhew
 1937 Reported Missing!
Paul Wayne
 1937 Talent Scout
Dick Purcell - Benefit Show Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Public Wedding
Joe Taylor
 1937 Slim
 1937 Draegerman Courage
Trapped Draegerman (uncredited)
 1937 Melody for Two
Mel Lynch
 1937 Men in Exile
Jimmy Carmody
 1937 Navy Blues
Russell J. 'Rusty' Gibbs
 1936 King of Hockey
Gabby Dugan
 1936 The Captain's Kid
George Chester
 1936 Jailbreak
Ed Slayden (as Richard Purcell)
 1936 Bengal Tiger
Nick DeLargo
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
Louie (as Richard Purcell)
 1936 Bullets or Ballots
Ed Driscoll (as Richard Purcell)
 1936 The Law in Her Hands
 1936 Times Square Playboy
Wally Calhoun
 1936 Snowed Under
Bert (uncredited)
 1936 Brides Are Like That
Dr. Randolph Jenkins (as Richard Purcell)
 1936 Man Hunt
Skip McHenry (as Richard Purcell)
 1936 Ceiling Zero
Smiley (as Dick Purcell)
 1935 Freshman Love
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain
Jimmy's College Friend (uncredited)
 1932 Torchy's Night Cap (Short)
George - the Groom-to-Be (uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Paths of Glory. Tragedy. Written by Sidney Howard. Based on the novel by Humphrey Cobb. Directed by Arthur Hopkins. Plymouth Theatre: 26 Sep 1935- Oct 1935 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Robert Adams, Paul Alberts, Lee Baker (as "Colonel Dax"), E.J. Ballantine, Edgar Barrier, Sanford Bickart, John Bohn, Milo ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard G. Purcell | Richard Purcell


Ethelind Terry  (divorced)

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Rugged, durable "B" player for Warner Brothers in the 1930s and early '40s who played strong-arm, he-man types, both heroes and villains. See more »

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