Jane Powell

Highest Rated: 92% Royal Wedding (1951)
Lowest Rated: 57% A Date with Judy (1948)
Birthday: Apr 1, 1929
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Born Suzanne Burce, she began singing on radio while still a child, then entered films in musical roles at age 15; she soon became popular for her appealing screen persona and coloratura soprana voice. Powell played leads in a number of films, usually portraying sweet maidens in the midst of a first love. She peaked around 1954, then as she grew older she was unable to find suitable roles. She retired from the screen in 1958 but appeared in stock, nightclubs, and on TV. In 1973 she starred in the Broadway revival of the musical Irene. Married several times, her husbands have included writer-producer David Parlour and former child star Dickie Moore. She authored an autobiography, The Girl Next Door ... And How She Grew (1988).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Sandy Bottom Orchestra Delia Ferguson 2000
No Score Yet Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Kit Andre 2000
No Score Yet Marie Singer at Rally 1985
No Score Yet The Girl Most Likely Dodie 1958
No Score Yet Enchanted Island Fayaway 1958
67% Hit the Deck Susan 1955
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart Guest Star 1954
No Score Yet Athena Athena Mulvain 1954
88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Milly 1954
No Score Yet Small Town Girl Cindy Kimbell 1953
No Score Yet 3 Sailors And A Girl Penny Weston 1953
No Score Yet Rich, Young and Pretty Elizabeth Rogers 1952
92% Royal Wedding Ellen Bowen 1951
No Score Yet Two Weeks with Love Patti Robinson 1950
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio Nancy Barklay 1950
57% A Date with Judy Judy Foster 1948
No Score Yet Luxury Liner Polly Bradford 1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters Tess Morgan 1948
No Score Yet Holiday in Mexico Christine Evans 1946
No Score Yet Delightfully Dangerous Sherry Williams 1945


No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Bess Sherman
  • 2002
No Score Yet Growing Pains
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Reverend Mother Claire
  • 1989
  • 1987


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