Eleanor Powell

Dancer, actress Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Torrey Powell was an American film actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing.
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Tales of Glenn Ford in new biography - Redlands Daily Facts
Google News - over 6 years
... but these are honestly described by his son. Film fans will not be disappointed in this book and the stories by his only child, Peter Ford, and the revelations about his dad - as well as his mom, who was the great dancer, Eleanor Powell!
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MGM Musicals Come To BFI Southbank - 4RFV
Google News - over 6 years
This golden era of Hollywood song and dance will begin with fare from the dazzling 1930s including Joan Crawford and Clark Gable in Dancing Lady (1933), a time when Eleanor Powell began tapping her way to fascinating rhythms in Broadway Melody of 1938
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Driver cited after hitting bridge with home - Mount Airy News
Google News - over 6 years
Driver Joshua Craig Crumpler told Mount Airy News Photographer Eleanor Powell that the bridge height was not marked and the house he was hauling was a little taller than normal. Mount Airy Officer CK Edwards said cited Crumpler with a carrying a load
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Universal Studios presenta el ciclo de “Ginger y Fred” - Pysn Pueblo y Sociedad Noticias
Google News - over 6 years
En 1940, Fred y Ginger se separan, y mientras que ella ganó el Oscar a la Mejor Actriz por Kitty Foyle (1941), Fred está trabajando con Eleanor Powell, considerado el mejor bailarín del grifo era, la MGM. En 1974, Fred parte en la película de desastres
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Glenn Ford remembered as great actor, flawed dad - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 6 years
Peter Ford, left, with his parents Eleanor Powell and Glenn Ford in 1952. "Gilda" screens at 7:30 pm Tuesday at the Historic Lynwood Theatre on Bainbridge Island, as part of the theater's 75th anniversary celebration. Peter Ford will be present for a Q
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Musical '42nd Street' steps into Naples on July 1 - The News-Press
Google News - over 6 years
To help them get in the mood, Fornara asked the cast to watch Busby Berkeley productions such as "Gold Diggers of 1933" and samples of tap dancing legend Eleanor Powell. Rachel Aryn, who grew up with the Naples Players, has the lead role
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Son to Discuss His Glenn Ford Book At Village Books - Palisadian-Post
Google News - over 6 years
Before Glenn Ford married dancer Eleanor Powell (Peter's mother and the first of his four marriages), he rented a Spanish-style home in Pacific Palisades at 519 Ocampo, from July 1, 1941 to September 30, 1942, before he went into the Marine Corps
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East Coweta: Class of 2011 Valedictorian Abigail Shell's speech - Newnan Times-Herald
Google News - over 6 years
Each of us holds a piece of the future in our hands, entrusted to us by our Father, and we must remember these words from Eleanor Powell: “What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” Our roads will not be easy, but then again,
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Foreclosure Rescue Stings - Don't Become A Foreclosure Victim Unnecessarily - Stock Markets Review
Google News - over 6 years
... rather steer clear from these people if you can. They don't operate with your interest at heart. They are in it for themselves. Caroline Eleanor Powell is the author of several articles helping homeowners with foreclosure avoidance advice and tips
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Still here after the end of the world, and still tapping | WHIDBEY RECIPES - PNW Local News
Google News - over 6 years
Tonight, because it's National Tap Dance Day, I'm putting on my tap shoes, pouring a glass of bubbly, putting “Broadway Melody” in the VCR and dancing with two of the best, Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell, celebrating the fact that I'm still here and
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Rip Taylor Interview, Part 2 - Patch.com
Google News - almost 7 years
TAYLOR: I got to know Ella Fitzgerald very well, a lot of stars, Louis Armstrong and then Eleanor Powell. The best tap dancer in the world compared with Fred Astaire, ask him. Before Ginger and while Ginger and better than Ginger and better than Annie
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Bill Katz: Steps in Time - Power Line (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
The Astaire women were Eleanor Powell, the first MGM musical star, whose appeal saved the studio in the 1930s; Ginger Rogers, actually an actress who danced, and who became the partner most associated with Astaire, although she was the weakest dancer
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Recordarán connotado artista en Premios Fred & Adele Astaire Awards - SDP Noticias
Google News - almost 7 years
Con Eleanor Powell hizo "La nueva melodía de Broadway" (1940), con Paulette Goddard "Al fin solos" (1940), con Rita Hayworth "Desde aquel beso" (1941) y "You will never lovelier" (1942), con Joan Leslie "The sky"s the limit" (1943) y con Lucille Bremer
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 7 years
(39) >>> "Born to Dance" Eleanor Powell. A temperamental star's replacement dances her way to fame. (2 hrs.) (101)"Undisputed III: Redemption" Scott Adkins. A champion fighter gets transferred to a Ukrainian prison. (1 hr., 40 mins
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Evocan a Glenn Ford - El Financiero
Google News - almost 7 years
En octubre de 1943 contrajo matrimonio con la bailarina Eleanor Powell. Terminada la guerra, Glenn Ford volvió al cine, en 1946, con una película que marcó un hito en su carrera cinematográfica: "Gilda", junto a Rita Hayworth, con quien el actor
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Relatives spend afternoon grilling out for Easter holiday celebration - Mount Airy News
Google News - almost 7 years
Deborah Hunter, center, slices her Hawaiian Sunset Cake, and serves the hostess, Angela Edwards, right, and Cody Thompson. Enjoying the celebration are, from left, Sheila Parker and Pricilla and Clarence Butcher
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Hollywood history 'taps' WMass roots - MassLive.com
Google News - almost 7 years
His mother, Eleanor Powell, was 8 years old and a third-grader at Liberty Street School here when she enrolled in a dance studio on Worthington Street. By 1923, at the age of 11, she was performing a buck-and-wing dance on stage at the Ambassador
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Wielki, niedoceniony Glenn Ford - Onet.pl
Google News - almost 7 years
Matką Petera była pierwsza żona Forda, słynna tancerka Eleanor Powell, którą syn nazywa dziś „świętą”. Małżeństwo trwało szesnaście burzliwych lat. Peter zaczął pisać książkę na rok przed śmiercią ojca. – Pracowaliśmy nad nią razem – mówi
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They Seem to Find The Happiness They Seek
NYTimes - over 8 years
WHEN people fall in love, they opt for an experience that others have had before. Very often that's what they have in mind: they would like to share some of what happened to Romeo and Juliet, or Lizzy and Darcy or maybe just their parents. One of those archetypes of romance was born 75 years ago, with the release of ''The Gay Divorcee,'' starring
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DANCE REVIEW | JAZZ TAP ENSEMBLE; Tracing Tap's Origins And Toasting Its Titans
NYTimes - over 9 years
There are many technicians in the tap world these days. But the real artists -- you know, the technicians with something to say -- aren't as easy to come by. Jason Samuels Smith is one such dancer, and it is a treat to find him, along with the glamorous Chloe Arnold, moonlighting with the Jazz Tap Ensemble. The company opened a weeklong run at the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor Powell
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 69
    Eleanor Powell died February 11, 1982, of cancer, aged 69, and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood in the Cathedral Mausoleum, Foyer Niche 432, Tier 3.
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  • 1981
    Age 68
    She made her final public appearance in 1981 at a televised American Film Institute tribute to Fred Astaire, where she received a standing ovation.
  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 46
    Powell divorced Ford in 1959, and that year, encouraged by Peter, launched a highly publicized nightclub career, including appearances at Lou Walters' Latin Quarter in Boston.
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  • 1955
    Age 42
    In 1955, Powell made her last-ever film appearance when she appeared in Have Faith in Our Children, a three-minute short film produced for the Variety Club of Northern California in which Powell asked viewers to donate to the charity.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 39
    After Duchess of Idaho, Powell returned to private life. In May 1952, she emerged as a guest star on an episode of All Star Revue with Danny Thomas and June Havoc.
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  • 1950
    Age 37
    In 1950, Powell returned to MGM one last time in Duchess of Idaho, starring Esther Williams.
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  • 1946
    Age 33
    Overseas audiences did get to see one additional Powell dance performance in 1946, however: the compilation The Great Morgan included a number that had been cut from Honolulu.
  • 1945
    Age 32
    She danced in a giant pinball machine in Sensations of 1945 (1944) for United Artists, but the film was a critical and commercial disappointment.
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  • 1943
    Age 30
    She parted ways with MGM in 1943 after her next film, Thousands Cheer, in which she appeared only for a few minutes to perform a specialty number (as part of an all-star cast), and the same year married actor Glenn Ford.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 29
    She was signed to play opposite Dan Dailey in For Me and My Gal in 1942, but the two actors were removed from the picture during rehearsals and replaced by Gene Kelly and Judy Garland.
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  • 1940
    Age 27
    Following Broadway Melody of 1940 Powell was sidelined for many months following a gall stone operation and things changed somewhat for the worse, at least as far as Powell's movie career was concerned.
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    Broadway Melody of 1940, in which Powell starred opposite Fred Astaire, featured an acclaimed musical score by Cole Porter.
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  • 1938
    Age 25
    Powell would go on to star opposite many of the decade's top leading men, including James Stewart, Robert Taylor, Fred Astaire, George Murphy, Nelson Eddy, and Robert Young. Among the films she made during the height of her career in the mid-to-late 1930s were Born to Dance (1936), Rosalie (1937), Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), Honolulu (1939), and Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940).
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  • 1936
    Age 23
    III, MGM was headed for bankruptcy in the late 1930s, but the films of Eleanor Powell, particularly Broadway Melody of 1936, were so popular they made the company profitable again.
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  • 1935
    Age 22
    She was well received in her first starring role in 1935 At Home Abroad (in which she was supported by Jack Benny and Frances Langford), and delighted 1930s audiences with her endless energy and enthusiasm, not to mention her stunning dancing.
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    In 1935, the leggy, fresh-faced Powell made the move to Hollywood and did a speciality number in her first major film, George White's 1935 Scandals which she later described as a disaster because she was accidentally made up to look like an Egyptian.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born on November 21, 1912.
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