PORTLAND’S JANE POWELL IS 82 TODAY

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Jane Powell, a singer, dancer and actress was born Suzanne Lorraine Burce
in Portland, Oeg. Her parents were Paul E. Burce, a Wonder Bread employee,
and Eileen Baker Burce, a housewife. Powell began dance lessons at the age
of two. She rose to fame locally as a singer and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-
Mayer while still in her teens. She was soon cast in musicals such as Royal
Wedding
, with Fred Astaire, A Date with Judy, with the late Elizabeth Taylor,
and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, with Howard Keel. Her movie career
was replaced with a busy theater and television career in the late 1950s. As
of 2010, Powell lives with her fifth husband, former child star Dickie Moore,
in New York City and Connecticut, and is still active in stage and TV work.

 

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Jane Powell with husband Dickie Moore

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Fred Astaire with Jane Powell

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7 Responses to “PORTLAND’S JANE POWELL IS 82 TODAY”

  1. John J Littlle Sr says:

    A very happy birthday to you Jane. I was in school in Seattle with Susie Palour, I believe she is your daughter. A great person and alot of fun, that was back in I believe 1980. Please tell her hello from me and ask her to give me a call if she would, 206 427-8310. Thank you, John Little

  2. Bob Bateman says:

    God bless you, Jane Powell. Do you still sing? I have not heard you sing since your films. Please do. We love you, Jane.

  3. Rhoda says:

    I GREW UP LISTENING TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND NOW I CAN LISTEN TO IT ON U-TUBE.

  4. J.Cool, staff reporter says:

    J. Cool here to ask, Rhoda, how is Carlton doing these days? Miss(ed) seeing him and was just wondering if he’s still working the door at your place!

  5. TILLTHEN says:

    I remember Royal Wedding as if it were yesterday. Great movie

  6. MarkW.Wolfe says:

    Gosh, Jane Powell is such a classy lass.My parents(both deceased)great fans and so am I , an admirer of your talent, beauty and pleasant personality.Caught you on TV”Growing Pains”in the 1980’s.Sincerly,W.Wolfe(Australian fan)

  7. margaret Fairchild says:

    Watched most of your movies.and wanted so much to sing and dance just like you…I grew up in Portland, my dad worked at Portland Heights grocery, where he said you practiced your singing on the back steps. Wondered if that was really true……so very sorry for your loss of Dickie Moore, but glad you had good years together……God bless you, praying God will sustain, comfort , and give you His peace…..lovingly, Margaret Fairchild……..

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