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John Robert Powers

Born: Apr 16, 1892

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

John Robert Powers

Date of Birth : Apr 16, 1892

John Robert Powers was an American actor and founder of a prominent New York City-based modeling agency. In 1923, John Robert Powers founded a modeling school. The John Robert Powers Agency represented many models who went on to success in the Hollywood film industry, and even Betty Bloomer who became the First Lady of the United States. While Powers' clientele was overwhelmingly female, and to be a "Powers Girl" was a much sought-after position, the school also represented several men. At its height, the school was so significant within the industry that Hollywood made a 1943 musical comedy film titled The Powers Girl in which Alan Mowbray portrays Powers and features Anne Shirley and Carole Landis as aspiring models. John Robert Powers married Alice Burton and they are interred together in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.


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