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Tom Powers, American actor. member Theatre Guild Company, 1926-1937; Served as flight Lieutenant British R.A.F., 1916-1918.; Club: Players (New York City).


Powers, Tom was born on July 7, 1890 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Son of Joshua Devere and Clara (Hawes) Powers.


Student in public schools.


First stage appearance at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1910. Has appeared in more than 150 plays in the United States and London. Member Theatre Guild Company, 1926-1937.

Starred in Mile a Minute Kendall, Ole Boy, First Fifty Years, Apple Cart, He, Julius Caesar. Appeared in When We Are Married, 1940. Fledgling, 1941; has conducted Life Studies program over NBC network, since 1935.

Wrote and broadcast That’s Not New York, 1940-1941. Played in Three Sisters, 1942-1943. Came to Hollywood, 1943, appeared in pictures for various companies.

Still acts in pictures.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Need, 1930

    • Scotch Circus, 1933. Life Studies, 1939

    • Virgin with Butterflies, 1945. Sheba on Trampled Grass, 1946.

      The Flood Is Spent, He Knew Them All (in press).


Member Theatre Guild Company, 1926-1937. Served as flight Lieutenant British R.A.F., 1916-1918. Club: Players (New York City).


Married Meta Janney, September 7, 1929.

Joshua Devere Powers

Clara (Hawes) Powers

Meta Janney