Jane Powell (I) (1929–2021)

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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, Jane's career in films ended, as she had outgrown her innocent girl-next-door image. She made brief returns to acting in ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Date with Judy Judy Foster
Luxury Liner Polly Bradford
Two Weeks with Love Patti Robinson


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 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Bess Sherman
- Vulnerable (2002) ... Bess Sherman
 2000 The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (TV Movie)
Delia Ferguson
 1999 Picture This
 1996 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Lisa Miller Grimaldi
- Episode dated 10 September 1996 (1996) ... Lisa Miller Grimaldi
 1988-1990 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Irma Seaver Overmier
- Divorce Story (1990) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- Weekend at Mike's (1990) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- Teach Me (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- Mike and Julie's Wedding (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- The Looooove Boat: Part 2 (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Rev. Mother Claire
- Old Habits Die Hard (1987) ... Rev. Mother Claire
 1986 Loving (TV Series)
Rebeka Beecham
- Episode dated 28 February 1986 (1986) ... Rebeka Beecham (credit only)
 1985 Marie
Singer at Rally
 1981-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Grace Bostwick / Aunt Loretta
- April in Boston/Saving Grace/Breaks of Life (1982) ... Grace Bostwick
 1978-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Eunice Picard / Margaret Chase Wilkerson / Joan Wade
- The Challenge/A Genie Named Joe (1982) ... Eunice Picard
- Loving Strangers/Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1981) ... Margaret Chase Wilkerson
- Bet a Million/Mr. Irresistible (1978) ... Joan Wade
 1976 Mayday at 40, 000 Feet! (TV Movie)
Kitty Douglass
 1975 Tubby the Tuba
Celeste (voice)
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Elaine Anderson (The Andersons Episode)
 1972 Wheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie)
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Various
 1962-1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Penelope Farnsworth / Natasha / Mrs. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater / ...
- Fairy Tales for Old Children (1968) ... Natasha / Mrs. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater / Sleeping Beauty
- Rupert the Stupert (1962) ... Princess Jane
 1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #21.24 (1968) ... Singer
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Alice Wood
- View from the Eiffel Tower (1962) ... Alice Wood
 1961 The Jane Powell Show (TV Movie)
K.C. McCay Edwards
 1961 Feathertop (TV Movie)
Julie Balfour
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Hooray for Love (1960)
 1960 Hooray for Love (TV Movie)
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Lois Walters
- The Girl (1959) ... Lois Walters
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Esther Smith
 1958 Enchanted Island
 1957-1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Susan Martin / Kathy Dorn / Julie Kingstone / ...
- Decoy Duck (1958) ... Susan Martin
- Cupid Wore a Badge (1957) ... Kathy Dorn
- Encounter on a Second Class Coach (1957) ... Julie Kingstone / Hilde Frenz
 1957-1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
'Marian' / Laura Cabot / Joan Lindsay / ...
- The Lady Takes the Stand (1958) ... 'Marian'
- Fix a Frame for Mourning (1958) ... Laura Cabot
- Music in the Night (1958) ... Joan Lindsay
- Hurricane (1957) ... Harriet Kennedy
 1958 The Female Animal
Penny Windsor
 1957 The Girl Most Likely
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Ruggles of Red Gap (1957) ... Clementine
 1955 Hit the Deck
Susan Smith
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Performer in 'Maytime'
 1954 Athena
Athena Mulvain
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Milly Pontipee
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Penny Weston
 1953 Small Town Girl
Cindy Kimbell
 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty
Elizabeth Rogers
 1951 Royal Wedding
Ellen Bowen
 1950 Two Weeks with Love
Patti Robinson
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Nancy Barklay
 1948 Luxury Liner
Polly Bradford
 1948 A Date with Judy
Judy Foster
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
Tess Morgan
 1946 Holiday in Mexico
Christine Evans
 1945 Delightfully Dangerous
Sherry Williams
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Jane Powell
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "irene O'Dare") in "Irene" on Broadway (revival). Musical comedy. Directed by Gower Champion. Minskoff Theatre: 13 Mar 1973-8 Sep 1974 (594 performances). See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 1" (1.55 m)


Dickie Moore  (his death) | See more »


Steffen Jr., Geary | See more »


Burce, Eileen | Burce, Paul

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Personal Quote:

[on Ann Miller, her co-star in Hit the Deck (1955)] On her passport where it said, 'occupation,' she wrote, 'Star.' I loved Annie. One time we were both on the road in shows in Houston and the apartment building we were staying in was right across the parking lot from the theater and you could just walk across the street. Not Ann. She had to have a car pick her up. Ann could not boil water. ... See more »


First husband Geary Steffin gained fame as a professional figure skater partnering with Sonja Henie. They appeared in ice carnivals as well as motion pictures during the 1940s. He died on July 14, 2004 in Santa Monica, California. See more »


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