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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 2016, Jane Powell was 87 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.
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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 TourBy 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 1950s or having their likeness used for a product campaign in the 2000s, they seem to never be out of style. Other classic movie stars, howeve... Read full article
Happy Birthday and Debbie ReynoldsBy Art on Apr 1, 2013 From Classic Cinema Gold
Happy Birthday and Debbie Reynolds Actresses, singers, dancers, entertainers, and good friends and Debbie Reynolds were born on the same day three years apart. was born April 1, 1929 and Debbie Reynolds was born April 1, 1932. Both signed as teenagers with diffe... Read full article
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Milly: Tastes good too, so they tell me.
Adam: Got any ketchup handy?
Milly: My stew can stand on its own feet.
Milly: Good morning my brothers. If you're looking for your outside clothes they're hanging up drying on the line. I came in before and got them. I couldn't get your inside clothes so I'll take them now.
Benjamin Pontipee: Our underwear?
Milly: You're winter underwear that you're sleeping in. You might as well hand it over because you're not gonna get your clothes or food or nothing til you get all cleaned up and shaved.
Benjamin Pontipee: Where's Adam? We wanna talk to Adam.
Milly: He's out plowing, he had his breakfast over a half an hour ago. I got hot muffins waiting, crisp bacon, steak, fryer potatoes, fresh ground coffee. Now do I get that winter underwear or do I have to come in there and take it off of you?
Benjamin Pontipee: Don't listen to her. She wouldn't dare.
Milly: Oh wouldn't I?
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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