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      Jane Powell

      Jane Powell

      Highest Rated: 92% Royal Wedding (1951)

      Lowest Rated: 57% A Date With Judy (1948)

      Birthday: Apr 1, 1929

      Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

      With a light-up-a-room smile, mesmerizing hazel eyes, and a trademark perky demeanor, Jane Powell incarnated the last gasp of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's era of feel-good musicals and the wholesome performers who inhabited these Technicolor extravaganzas. Powell emerged from a troubled childhood to find a spot in MGM's stable of child stars, doing a string of plucky love-struck teen roles in B-musicals of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Wielding a powerful soprano voice, she would secure a place in the pantheon of classic musicals in the lead of the 1954 film adaptation of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Though her movie glory days lasted only a decade, she transitioned into television and eventually took her penchant for classic musicals on regional theatrical tours. For a generation, Powell would forever embody the archetype of the all-American girl-next-door, remaining a symbol of the proverbial shinier, simpler good old days.

      Highest rated movies

      Royal Wedding
      Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
      Hit the Deck
      A Date With Judy

      Photos

      HOLIDAY IN MEXICO, from left: Jane Powell, Jose Iturbi, 1946 NANCY GOES TO RIO, Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, 1950 ROYAL WEDDING, Jane Powell, Fred Astaire, 1951 HIT THE DECK, Vic Damone, Jane Powell, 1955. GIRL MOST LIKELY, THE, Jane Powell, 1957 THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, Cliff Robertson, Jane Powell, 1957 THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, Cliff Robertson, Jane Powell, 1957 ATHENA, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Steve Reeves, 1954 ATHENA, Jane Powell, 1954 SMALL TOWN GIRL, Farley Granger, Jane Powell (being carried), 1953 A DATE WITH JUDY, Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, `948 SMALL TOWN GIRL, from left: Bobby Van, Jane Powell, 1953 SMALL TOWN GIRL, from left: Farley Granger, Jane Powell, 1953 SMALL TOWN GIRL, from left: Farley Granger, Jane Powell, Bobby Van, 1953 HIT THE DECK, Vic Damone, Jane Powell, 1955 HIT THE DECK, Vic Damone, Jane Powell, 1955 DEEP IN MY HEART, Jane Powell, Vic Damone, 1954 RICH, YOUNG AND PRETTY, Jane Powell, Vic Damone, 1951 TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE, Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, 1950 TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE, Jane Powell, 1950

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 46% The Sandy Bottom Orchestra Delia Ferguson (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tubby the Tuba Celeste (Voice) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayday at 40,000 Feet! Kitty Douglass (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Letters Elaine Anderson (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wheeler and Murdoch Dorcie (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Animal Penny Windsor (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La Isla Encantada Unknown (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Enchanted Island Fayaway (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 17% The Girl Most Likely Dodie (Character) - 1957
      67% 57% Hit the Deck Susan Smith (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 52% Deep in My Heart Ottilie van Zandt (Character) - 1954
      89% 87% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Milly Pontipee (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 24% Athena Athena Mulvain (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 0% Three Sailors and a Girl Penny Weston (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 13% Small Town Girl Cindy Kimbell (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 17% Rich, Young and Pretty Elizabeth Rogers (Character) - 1951
      92% 69% Royal Wedding Ellen Bowen (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 44% Nancy Goes to Rio Nancy Barklay (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 76% Two Weeks With Love Patti Robinson (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 45% Luxury Liner Polly Bradford (Character) - 1948
      57% 51% A Date With Judy Judy Foster (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 40% Three Daring Daughters Tess Morgan (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 33% Holiday in Mexico Christine Evans (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 0% Delightfully Dangerous Sherry Williams (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the Open Road Jane Powell (Character) - 1944

      TV

      Credit
      78% 81% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bess Sherman (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge John Deed Director 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Irma (Character) 1988-1990
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Rev. Mother Claire (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1981-1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1956 1958 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Guest Star),
      Guest
      1968 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1959 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Kathy Dorn (Character) 1957