Actress-dancer Jane Powell recalls Hollywood’s Golden Era
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-131501" href="/Jane+Powell+1">Jane Powell</a>, who will be in Palm Beach on Thursday to host a fundraising lunch, worked with Fred Astaire in 'Royal Wedding' in 1951.
<a class="fplink fp-131501" href="/Jane+Powell+1">Jane Powell</a> was a girl soprano in Portland, Ore., when she was discovered on a radio show. Hollywood beckoned shortly thereafter in 1944, when Powell was only 15. Her brilliant coloratura attracted the attention of MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer, who had a weakness for opera, and she spent more than 10 years at the studio, starring in such classics as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Royal Wedding.
Powell worked opposite legends such as Fred Astaire, as well as the occasional picture with a non-legend such as Wallace Beery, reputedly one of the most obnoxious people in the movie industry.
Powell, who lives in New York City with her husband, former child star Dick Moore, will be here Thursday to host a luncheon at Club Colette in Palm B
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