RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE came to NBC in 1949 with Dick Powell starring in the title role. Dick Powell plays the part of a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who need it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart.
Dick Powell was perfect for the role as he was a former Hollywood song and dance man. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hooky private eye drama.
Hellen Asher was portrayed by Virginia Gregg, who also played the part of Brooksie on "Let George Do It" and Betty Lewis on "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar".
Blake Edwards wrote the early shows and also directed a few. Music was composed by David Baskerville and later by Frank Wirth.
RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE was last heard in 1953.
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