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Some Famous People with the surname of Powell

Wikipedia Colin Luther Powell (born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army.
Wikipedia John Enoch Powell, MBE (16 June 1912 ? 8 February 1998) was a British politician, linguist, writer, academic, soldier and poet.
Wikipedia Robert Powell (born 1 June, 1944) is an English television and film actor, probably most famous for his title role in "Jesus of Nazareth" and as the fictional secret agent Richard Hannay.
Wikipedia Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 ? 19 February 1990) was a British film director, born in Bekesbourne, Kent, England who was renowned for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger.
Wikipedia Frederick York Powell (4 January 1850 ? 8 May 1904), was an English historian and scholar.
Wikipedia Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell (November 14, 1904 ? January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, producer, director and studio boss.
Wikipedia Anthony Dymoke Powell, CH, CBE (December 21, 1905?March 28, 2000) was an English novelist best known for his twelve-volume work "A Dance to the Music of Time", published between 1951 and 1975.
Wikipedia Elizabeth Dilys Powell (20 July 1901 ? 3 June 1995) was a British journalist, author and film critic.
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Wikipedia Colin Flooks (December 29, 1947 - April 5, 1998), better known as Cozy Powell, was an English rock drummer who made his name with many major rock bands.
Wikipedia Michael ("Mike") Anthony Powell (born November 10 1963) is a former American track and field athlete, and the holder of the long jump world record.
Wikipedia Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 ? February 11, 1982) was an American film actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing.
Wikipedia Cecil Frank Powell (5 December, 1903 ? 9 August, 1969) was a British physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a heavy subatomic particle.
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Wikipedia Vavasor (or Vavasour) Powell (1617 - October 27, 1670), was a Welsh Nonconformist Puritan preacher, evangelist, church leader and writer.
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Wikipedia Captain Halsey Powell, USN (3 August 1883 ? 24 December 1936) was a United States Navy officer of the first half of the 20th century, who received the Distinguished Service Medal for outstanding performance as a destroyer division commander on convoy duty during World War I.
Wikipedia Don Powell (born Donald George Powell, 10 September 1946, Bilston, Staffordshire, England) is a drummer who founded the English glam rock group, Slade.
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Wikipedia Dina Habib Powell (maiden name Habib), born 1973, is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs for the United States government.
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Wikipedia Jesse Powell (September 12, 1971) is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/soul songwriter-singer.
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Wikipedia Josh Powell (born January 25, 1983 in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.
Wikipedia Clifton Powell (born March 16, 1956) is an American actor and comedian.
Wikipedia Joseph Joshua "Joe" Powell (1870 ? November 29, 1896) was an English footballer who was captain of Woolwich Arsenal in their first season of League football.
Wikipedia William Dummer Powell (November 5 1755 - September 6 1834) was a Loyalist lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada.
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Wikipedia Colin David Powell (born July 7, 1948 in Hendon, Middlesex) was a professional footballer.
Wikipedia Maud Powell (August 22, 1867 ? January 8, 1920) was an American violinist who gained international acclaim for her skill and virtuosity.
Wikipedia Walker Powell (May 20 1828 ? May 6 1915) was a Canadian businessman, militia officer and political figure.
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Wikipedia David Powell (December 17, 1883 in Glasgow, Scotland - April 16, 1925 in New York City, New York) was a Scottish born stage and later film actor of the silent era.
Wikipedia Blessed Philip Powell (sometimes spelled Philip Powel) (2 February 1594 ? 30 June 1646) was a lawyer who became a Benedictine monk and priest, serving as a missionary in England during the period of recusancy.
Wikipedia Wendy Powell is a Texas-based voice actress who primarily works on the properties of FUNimation, she is probably most well-known for her vocal performance as the voice of the Homonculus, Envy on the popular anime series "Fullmetal Alchemist".
Wikipedia John Joseph Powell (July 9 1874 - October 17 1944) was a Major League Baseball pitcher around the turn of the century.
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Wikipedia Annie Powell (September 1906 ? 29 August 1986) was a Welsh Communist politician.
Wikipedia Gordon "Specs" Powell (June 5, 1922 ? September 15, 2007) was a jazz drummer who began in the swing era.
Wikipedia Eric Branford Powell (born November 16, 1979 in) is an American football defensive end for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.
Wikipedia John Gates Powell (born June 25, 1947) is a former American athlete.
Wikipedia Roger Powell OBE (17 May 1896 ? 16 October 1990) was an English bookbinder.
Wikipedia Esteban Louis Powell (born 1977 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor.
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Wikipedia Alma Vivian Powell (n?e Johnson), born in Birmingham, Alabama, is an African American audiologist and the wife of military and political figure Colin Powell, whom she married on August 25, 1962.
Wikipedia Jimmy Powell (born January 17, 1935) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s, but whose greatest success came on the Senior PGA Tour in the early to mid-1990s.
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Wikipedia Aubrey Powell (19 April 1918 ? 27 January 2009) was a Welsh international footballer who played eight official matches for Wales, plus four wartime internationals.
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Wikipedia Dr Arthur William Baden Powell CBE (4 April 1901 - 1 July 1987) was a New Zealand malacologist, naturalist and palaeontologist, a major influence in the study and classification of New Zealand molluscs through much of the twentieth century.
Wikipedia Michael Lloyd Powell (died 7 September 2003), cousin of poet Benjamin Zephaniah, became known after his death in police custody at the age of 38.
Wikipedia Felix Lloyd Powell (23 May 1878?? 10 February 1942) was a British Staff Sergeant most famous for writing the music for marching song "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile", in 1915.
Wikipedia Clifford Ross Powell (July 26, 1893 ? March 30, 1973) was an American Republican Party acting governor of New Jersey from January 3-8, 1935.
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Wikipedia William Henry Powell (1823 - 1879), was an American artist from Ohio.
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Wikipedia George Henry Powell (27 April 1880 - 3 December 1951) was a British songwriter who, under the pseudonym George Asaf, wrote the lyrics of the marching song "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile" in 1915.
Wikipedia Lisa Carruthers (n?e Powell) (born July 8, 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former field hockey forward, who was a member of the Australian Women?s Hockey Team, best known as the "Hockeyroos", that won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wikipedia Katrina Maree Powell (born 8 April 1972 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) is a former field hockey player from Australia, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996, for her native country.
Wikipedia Jacob Powell (July 15 1908 - November 4 1948) born in Silver Spring, Maryland was an outfielder for the Washington Senators (1930, 1934-36 and 1943-45), New York Yankees (1936-40) and Philadelphia Phillies (1945).
Wikipedia Matthew Powell (born 8 May 1978 in Abergavenny, Wales) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, who played for Worcester Warriors at scrum-half.
Wikipedia Charles Berkeley Powell (August 19 1858 ?) was an Ontario businessman and political figure.
Wikipedia Griffith Powell (1561 ? 15 June or 28 June 1620) was a philosopher and Principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 1613 to 1620.
Wikipedia Jeanette Powell (born 4 February 1949) is the Nationals Member for Shepparton in the Victorian Parliament.
Wikipedia Renee Powell (born in Ohio on 4 May 1946) is an American golfer who played on the U.
Wikipedia Gerard Armond Powell - also known as Jerry Powell ? was born September_21 1963 in Scranton, PennsylvaniaJerry Powell offers an unlikely, and for that reason, all the more compelling success story.
Wikipedia Benjamin Richard "Ben" Powell (born 28 November 1984 in Helensvale, Queensland, Australia)is a former motorcycle speedway rider.
Wikipedia William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 ? March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical portrayals.
Wikipedia Barry Powell (born 29 January 1954 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire) is an English former footballer.
Wikipedia William Dillard Powell (September 25, 1946 ? March 11, 2005), a 58-year-old white male, was executed by lethal injection at the Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 11, 2005.
Wikipedia Lee Powell (born Lee Berrian Powell on May 15, 1908 Long Beach, California - died July 30, 1944 Tinian) was a film actor famed for the leading roles in several serials.
Wikipedia Kasib Powell (born March 18 1981) is an American professional basketball player.
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Wikipedia Rice Powell was a Colonel in the Parliamentary army during the First English Civil War.
Wikipedia Alonzo Sidney Powell (born December 12, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder.
Wikipedia Paul Taylor Powell (Vienna, Illinois January 21, 1902 - Rochester, Minnesota October 10, 1970) served as Illinois Secretary of State from 1965 until his death in 1970.
Wikipedia James Powell (born October 22, 1982) was a Welsh cricketer.
Wikipedia Richard 'Dick' Powell (1864-11 January, 1944) was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Abergavenny and Newport.
Wikipedia Julie Powell (born 20 April 1973) is an American author known for the book "Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen".
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Wikipedia Sir John Powell (1632 or 1633 ? 1696) was a Welsh judge, who was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas and of the Court of King's Bench.
Wikipedia Jesse Loy Powell (born April 14, 1947 in Matador, Texas) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Jim Powell is an American radio and television sportscaster, currently employed with Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves after 13 seasons (1996-2008) with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Wikipedia Herbert Harold "Bert" Powell (1880 ? after 1922) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Chesterfield, Barnsley and Birmingham.
Wikipedia Dame Muriel Betty Powell, DBE (1914-1978), was a British nurse, hospital matron, public servant and, briefly, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for the Scottish Home and Health Department (SHHD)Background.
Wikipedia Vince Powell (6 August 1928 ? 13 July 2009) was a British television writer.
Wikipedia Mark John Powell (born 4 November, 1980, Northampton) was an English professional cricketer for Northamptonshire in the years between 2000 and 2004.
Wikipedia William Glasgow Powell (September 8, 1871?May 11, 1955) was an American officer born in at St.
Wikipedia The Rt Rev Edmund Nathanael Powell, DD was Bishop of Mashonaland from 1908 to 1910.
Wikipedia John "Jack" Anderson Powell (14 September 1882 - 20 March 1941) was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Cardiff and London Welsh.
Wikipedia Rob Powell is an American football, track and field athlete, and fitness and conditioning coach.
Wikipedia Henry Watson Powell, known as Henry "Tank" Powell (born July 18, 1945), is an insurance agent in Ponchatoula in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, who served as a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 73 from 1996 until term-limited in 2008.