Dick Purcell

Actor + Best Known For Playing Marvel Comics' Captain America In the 1943 Film Serial
Born Aug 6, 1988

Dick Purcell was an American actor best known for playing Marvel Comics' Captain America in the 1943 film serial, co-starring with Lorna Gray and Lionel Atwill. Purcell also appeared in films such as Tough Kid (1938), Heroes in Blue (1939), Irish Luck (1939) and King Of The Zombies (1941).… Read More

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1908 Birth Born in 1908.


1936 28 Years Old Amazingly, Purcell appeared in eleven films in 1936 alone. … Read More


1944 36 Years Old The role that made Dick Purcell famous turned out to be his last, and in fact he died before the film serial was released, to enormous success: Captain America. The strain of filming Captain America had been too much for his heart and he collapsed in the locker room at a Los Angeles country club on 10 April 1944, shortly after playing a round of golf, Purcell died a few weeks after filming was completed.
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