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

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 Enchanted Island Fayaway (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 0% The Girl Most Likely Dodie (Character) - 1957
67% 59% Hit the Deck Susan Smith (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 25% Athena Athena Mulvain (Character) - 1954
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 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 40% Three Daring Daughters Tess Morgan (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 45% Luxury Liner Polly Bradford (Character) - 1948
57% 51% A Date With Judy Judy Foster (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% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bess Sherman (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Irma (Character) 1988-1990
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (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 Guest 1968
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