Diana Powell (Lewis) (1919 - 1997)

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Nicknames: "Mousie"
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Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Death: Died in Rancho Mirage, California, USA
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About Diana Powell (Lewis)

She was an American film actress and a MGM contract star. Lewis began her film career in All the King's Horses (1934) and worked steadily over the next few years, usually in minor roles. Her more notable films include It's a Gift (1934), Gold Diggers in Paris (1938), Go West (1940) and Johnny Eager (1942). She was the love interest of Andy Hardy as Daphne Fowler in Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940).

Lewis met the actor William Powell in 1940, married after a courtship of three weeks and retired from acting in 1943. The couple remained together until Powell's death in 1984. At age 77, Lewis died from pancreatic cancer in Rancho Mirage, California and was interred at Cathedral City's Desert Memorial Park in Riverside County, California, alongside Powell, and her stepson, William David Powell.

She was an active supporter of women's golf and the LPGA. The LPGA's William and Mousie Powell Award is named in honor of the Powells.

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1919
September 18, 1919
Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
1997
January 18, 1997
Age 77
Rancho Mirage, California, USA
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