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Dave Powers
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Personal Information
Birth name: David Price Powers
Born: (1932-12-02)2 December 1932
Birthplace: Big Bear Lake, California
Died 3 July 2008(2008-07-03) (aged 75)
Deathplace: Palm Desert, California
Career/Family Information
Emmy Award-winning TV producer/director/soundperson
Years active: 1966 to 1993
Series information
Series involved with: Three's Company
The Ropers
Three's a Crowd
Episodes involved with: directed episodes of all three series
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David Price Powers (2 December 1932 – 3 July 2008) [1] was an Emmy Award-winning television director and producer.

Life and Career

Powers was born in Big Bear Lake, California, and broke into show business working as an usher on The Dinah Shore Show, 1966. He later worked as an associate director before being hired by Carol Burnett in 1968 to direct her variety program, CBS-TV's The Carol Burnett Show. He remained with the show through its entire ten-year run and also directed Burnett in a number of prime-time specials.

Powers then went on to direct episodes of the television programs Three's Company and its spinoffs, The Ropers, and Three's a Crowd, as well as Mama's Family. Powers won four Emmys (1974,1975,1977, and 1978) for directing, and received three additional nominations, and was also nominated twice for Directors Guild of America awards. Powers, who became a member of the Directors Guild of America in 1956, remained a member for 52 years. [2] In addition to her variety series, Powers directed Burnett in two CBS-TV specials, Sills and Burnett at the Met, with opera singer Beverly Sills, for which he was nominated for another Emmy, as well as Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center, with Julie Andrews.

Powers died 3 July 2008 in Palm Desert, California of skin cancer.


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