Norman Powell (television executive)

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Powell in 2009
Norman Scott Barnes

(1934-11-02) November 2, 1934 (age 84)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationTelevision producer
Known forBrothers at War
Parent(s)Joan Blondell (mother)
George Barnes (biological father)
Dick Powell (adoptive father)

Norman Scott Powell (né Barnes; November 2, 1934) is an American television executive.


Norman Scott Barnes was born November 2, 1934, in Los Angeles.[1] The son of actress Joan Blondell and cinematographer George Barnes, he was adopted by his mother's second husband, Dick Powell in February 1938 under the name Norman Scott Powell.

Powell with his mother, Joan Blondell, and his half-sister Ellen Powell (1944)

Powell has produced shows such as Gunsmoke and The Big Valley. He produced episodes of the 2002–03 season of the TV series 24 and the 2006 season of The Unit. He produced the award-winning documentary Brothers at War with director/producer Jake Rademacher and executive producers Gary Sinise and David Scantling.[2]


He has been nominated for two Emmy Awards: Outstanding Drama Series for 24, and Outstanding Limited Series for Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977). He was nominated for the Producers Guild of America Award for Producer of the Year in an Episodic Drama, for 24.[3]


  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905–1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 15, 2009). "Goldwyn acquires 'Brothers at War'". Variety magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  3. ^ "Norman S. Powell - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-04-02.

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