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Mala Powers, American actress.


Powers, Mala was born on December 20, 1931 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of George Evart and M. Dell (Thelen) Powers.


Student, University of California at Los Angeles. Studied with Michael Chekhov.


Vice president Book Publications Enterprises Inc., 1985. International lecturer Chekhov Drama Method. Entertainer troops United Service Organizations, Korea, 1951-1952.

Founder, board directors West Coast Michael Chekhov Drama Group, since 1988. Presenter business and theater workshops and seminars.


  • Other Work

    • Writer, narrator: (sponsored by telephone companies in various cities) Children's Story, Tele-Story and Dial-A-Story, since 1979 (sponsored nationally since 1988). Author: Follow the Year, 1985, French edition 1986. Editor: The Secret Seven and the Old Fort Adventure, 1972.

      Recording: Advent calendar and author book Follow the Star, 1980, Spanish edition, 1981, Italian edition, 1982. Actress: (films) Cyrano de Bergerac, 1950, Outrage, Edge of Doom, Yellow Mountain, Bengazi, Tammy, Cheyenne, Daddy's Gone A'Hunting, Six Tickets to Hell, 1975, Hitters, 2003. Recording artist, Radio Corporation of America, records for pre-Christmas, 1977, album Follow the Star.

      Stage productions include Absence of a Cello (Broadway), 1964-1965. Hogan's Goat, Night of the Iguana, Bus Stop, Far Country, The Rivalry, Mr. Shaw Goes to Hollywood, 2003.

      Also starred in radio and television productions including Medical Story, Ironside, Charlie's Angels. Co-star with Anthony Quinn in The Man and the City, 1971-1972, Murder She Wrote, 1990.


Chairman Southern California Mothers' committee March of Dimes, since 1972. Board directors Layman's National Bible Committee, since 1981. Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (foreign film committee), American National Theatre and Academy (vice president, executive committee 1974-1975), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Actors Equity Association,, Women in Film, Authors Club (London).


1 child, Toren Michael Vanton.

George Evart Powers

M. Dell (Thelen) Powers

Toren Michael Vanton Powers