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Mala Powers ACTOR

Mala Powers was born on December 20th, 1931 in San Francisco, California with the middle name Ellen.  At the age of nine her family relocated to Los Angeles, California and she first developed an interest in acting while attending a summer drama workshop.  After only living in Los Angeles one year, Powers began auditioning and was cast in the film, "Tough as They Come" (1942).
Along with still getting her education, Powers continued to pursue working in the industry and began doing some radio work.  Soon she was being cast in more film roles such as, "Outrage" (1950) "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950), and "Edge of Doom" (1950).
After only having three film credits on her resume, Powers received her first Golden Globe nomination for her role as Roxanne on the film, "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950).  She was then forced to take almost a year break from her career when she discovered she had a rare blood disorder and it took her nine months to recover.
Upon returning to acting, Powers added to her credits roles in the films, "City Beneath the Sea" (1952), "City That Never Sleeps" (1952), "Tammy and the Bachelor" (1952),

"Rage at Dawn" (1955) starring Randolph Scott, "The Colossus of New York" (1958), "Flight of the Lost Balloon" (1961) and "Doomsday Machine" (1972).
In addition to her many film roles Powers also appeared on a variety of television shows such as, "The Restless Gun", "Maverick", "Bonanza", "Wild Wild West", "Perry Mason", "Studio 57", "Wagon Train", "Surfside 6", "Ironside", "77 Sunset Strip" and "Murder, She Wrote".
Not only was she a successful actress, Powers was also an author of children's book with three published, "Follow the Star", "Follow the Year" and "Dial a Story".  Powers was also a master teacher at the university of Southern Maine every summer for fourteen years.  She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.    
She married twice throughout her lifetime, first to Montague Max Vanton in 1954 and they had one child, Toren, before this marriage ended in 1964.  She then married M. Hughes Miller in 1970 and they remained happily married until he passed away on November 28th, 1989.
Mala Powers passed away at the age of seventy five from complications from leukemia on June 11, 2007 in Burbank, California.  Her remains are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.


2005   The Connextion 

2002   Hitters

1990   Murder, She Wrote 

1981   Six Tickets to Hell 

1978   Charlie's Angels

1977   Switch 

1976   Doomsday Machine 

1976   Where the Wind Dies

1972   This Is the Life

1971   The Man and the City

1970   The Silent Force

1970   Ironside 

1969   Here Come the Brides

1969   Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

1967-1968  Bewitched 

1968   Rogue's Gallery

1967   Gentle Ben 

1967   Daniel Boone 

1967   Mission: Impossible 

1966   Jericho

1966   The Wild Wild West 

1965-1966  Hazel 

1959-1966  Perry Mason

1965   The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

1964   Kraft Suspense Theatre 

1964   Arrest and Trial

1964   Dr. Kildare

1963   The Wide Country 

1960-1963  Hawaiian Eye 

1962   The Gallant Men 

1962   Rawhide 

1962   77 Sunset Strip

1962   Everglades

1962   Thriller

1961   Flight of the Lost Balloon

1961   Fear No More

1961   The Bob Cummings Show 

1960-1961  Cheyenne 

1961   Lawman 

1961   G.E. True Theater

1960-1961  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1961   Surfside 6 

1961   Maverick 

1960   Lock Up 

1960   The Man and the Challenge 

1960   Sugarfoot 

1960   Bronco 

1960   The Rebel 

1960   Tombstone Territory

1959   Bourbon Street Beat 

1959   Bonanza 

1958-1959  The Restless Gun

1958   Wanted Dead or Alive

1958   Sierra Baron

1958   The Colossus of New York 

1958   Wagon Train 

1957   Man on the Prowl

1957   Matinee Theatre 

1957   Death in Small Doses 

1957   Undercurrent

1957   The Unknown Terror

1957   Tammy and the Bachelor

1957   Zane Grey Theater

1957   The Storm Rider 

1957   Crossroads 

1956   The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial

1955-1956  The Ford Television Theatre 

1955   Celebrity Playhouse

1955   Bengazi 

1955   Appointment with Adventure 

1955   Rage at Dawn 

1955   Studio 57 

1954   The Yellow Mountain

1953   Geraldine 

1953   City That Never Sleeps 

1953   City Beneath the Sea 

1952   Rose of Cimarron

1950   Cyrano de Bergerac 

1950   Outrage 

1950   Edge of Doom 

1942   Tough As They Come

Matinee Classics - The Man and the City starring Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell, Mala Powers, Carmen Zapata and William Schallert
Matinee Classics - Rage at Dawn starring Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers, J. Carrol Naish, Edgar Buchanan, Myron Healey, Howard Petrie, Ray Teal, William Forrest, Denver Pyle, Trevor Bardette and Kenneth Tobey

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