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Jane Powell Overview:

Legendary actress, Jane Powell, was born Suzanne Lorraine Burce on Apr 1, 1929 in Portland, OR. Powell appeared in over 45 film and TV roles. Her best known films include Royal Wedding (with Fred Astaire), A Date with Judy (with Elizabeth Taylor), Two Weeks with Love (with Ricardo Montalban), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (with Howard Keel). As of December 2017, Jane Powell was 88 years old.


Jane Powell was a sweet-faced American singing star with bubbly blonde hair -- the refreshing teenager who gazed at the hero from afar but eventually got him in MGM musicals of the forties and fifties. Her film career suffered with the demise of the original screen musical, but she continued working in TV and the theater. She married her fifth husband, former child star, Dickie Moore, in 1988.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).


Jane Powell authored an autobiography called The Girl Next Door and How She Grew in 1988.



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Powell was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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and Howard Keel (But No Seven Brothers)

By Rick29 on Dec 28, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

and Vic Damone. Big, splashy Broadway-style musicals had peaked in popularity when MGM released Hit the Deck in 1955. So, kudos to the studio for putting together an incredibly talented cast headlined by , Debbie Reynolds, and Ann Miller. Their male co-stars, though not as we... Read full article

and Ricardo Montalban spend... Two Weeks with Love (1950)

By Michaela on Aug 22, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Today I celebrate Debbie Reynolds's day as part of the continuing Summer Under the Stars Blogathon, although her day isn't until tomorrow starting at 6 am. My first entry on Fred Astaire can be found here, and the list of other entries are here at Journeys in Classic Film. *************************... Read full article

Birthday of the Week: (1)

By Beth Daniels on Apr 1, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Suzanne Lorraine Burce, April 1, 1929 The Story: The Girl Next Door and How She Grew By , Penguin, 1990 A Most Unusual Day Born Suzanne Burce in Portland, Oregon, was a talented dancer and performer from the age of two. She became a local rad... Read full article

Robert Osborne & Launch TCM Classic Film Tour

By Will McKinley on Aug 20, 2013 From Cinematically Insane

Turner Classic Movies launched the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City today, with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring on-air host Robert Osborne and legendary actress , star of LUXURY LINER (1948), ROYAL WEDDING (1951) and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954). Afterward, Osborne and... Read full article

Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Apr 1, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born April 1st, 1929! Some classic movie stars are timeless. Whether gracing the cover of Vogue in the 1950’s or having their likeness used for a product campaign in the 2000’s, they seem to never be out of style. Other classic movie stars, howeve... Read full article

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Jane Powell Quotes:

Milly: Somehow it just don't seem fitting for a man to spend his wedding night in a tree.

Adam: Smells good enough to eat.
Milly: Tastes good too, so they tell me.
Adam: Got any ketchup handy?
Milly: My stew can stand on its own feet.

Sam: When are you gonna marry me Milly?
Milly: Oh, next week Sam.
Tom: She's gonna marry me, ain't you Milly?
Milly: What would your wife say Tom?

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Jane Powell Facts
Her husband Patrick Nerney bought her a pair of diamond earrings and due to her fear of needles, she figured the only way she would have of wearing them was to have her ears pierced under anaesthetic. Upon discovering she was pregnant with her last daughter Lindsay, she explained to the doctor that he could only handle her case if he would pierce her ears while she was on the delivery table. He agreed, and she left the delivery room with a baby daughter and two pierced ears.

Son Geary Anthony Steffen III ("G.A.") born July 21, 1951. Daughter Suzanne Ilene Steffen ("Sissy") born November 21, 1952. Daughter Lindsay Averille Nerney born February 1, 1956.

Had never met former child actor and future husband Dickie Moore until 1981 when he was researching his book on child stars, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.".

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