Jane Powell

Jane Powell

  • Born on
    • April 1st, 1929
  • Died on
    • September 16th, 2021
Jane Powell was singing and dancing at an early age. She sang on the radio and performed in theaters before her screen debut in 1944. Through the 1940s and 1950s, she had a successful career in movie musicals. However, in 1957, her career in films ended, as she had outgrown her innocent girl-next-door image. She has made brief returns to acting in front of the camera -- on television, in commercials, and in a workout video. She has had a variety of roles on stage since the end of her movie career, including the musicals "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music," "Oklahoma!," "My Fair Lady," "Carousel," and a one-woman show "The Girl Next Door and How She Grew," from which she took the title of her 1988 autobiography. As of 2010, Powell lives with her fifth husband, former child star Dickie Moore, in New York City and Connecticut, and is still active in television and theater. Despite the same last name she is not related to actors William Powell, Dick Powell, or Eleanor Powell.

Starring Jane Powell on Plex


Acting (14 Credits)

2000Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder as Kit Andre
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1985That's Dancing!
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1955Hit the Deck as Susan Smith
1954Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Bride Milly Pontipee
1954Athena as Athena Mulvain
1954Deep in My Heart as Performer in Maytime
1953Small Town Girl as Cindy Kimbell
1951Royal Wedding as Ellen Bowen
1950Two Weeks with Love as Patti Robinson
1950Nancy Goes to Rio as Nancy Barklay
1948A Date with Judy as Judy Foster
1948Three Daring Daughters as Tess Morgan


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