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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.

MINI BIO:

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.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY:

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

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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 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


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Jane Powell Quotes:

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.


Susan Smith: This morning I had four men fighting over me. Now I've got nothing.


Melvin R. Foster: What ever happened to Oogie?
Judy Foster: Oh I just gave him up forever for a little while.


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Her role model and favorite actress is the lyrical soprano/actress, Jeanette MacDonald.

With the decline of movie musicals in the late 1950s, Jane left MGM before they could fire her. She resuscitated her career by making a move to the East Coast and appearing on the musical stage.

In 2005, she served as mistress of ceremonies at the memorial service for the deceased author Evan Hunter also known as Ed McBain, and famous as the screenwriter for The Birds (1963) .

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