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Actress/ Singer/ Dancer

Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American film actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing. Wikipedia

Age: 69 (age at death)
Born: 21st November, 1912, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 11th February, 1982, Beverly Hills, California, USA
Height: 5' 6½" (169 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Lady Be Good

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Duchess of Idaho (1950)

Ellen Hallit is in love with her playboy boss, Douglas Morrison, but is too timid to do anything about it...

Sensations of 1945
I Dood It
Thousands Cheer
Ship Ahoy
 

One of her first New York jobs was working with the legendary Bill Robinson in private shows (1927).

 

Took dancing classes as a child to overcome extreme shyness.

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Clara Frank - For years I believed Eleanor Powell's name was Mary Lemcool. Does any one else know any more? She was my idol and I loved to see her dance.I am now 85 and have fond memories. (1 year ago)
bunting - Eleanor Powell, was one of God`s Most Precious Gift`s, to ManKind.....Thank You God !!! (4 years ago)
Robert M, Lee, JR - A great dancer, a great lady and an even greater humanitarian. Hollywood`s forgotten treasure. Unique in her lifetime and an inspiration to every one who ever knew her. Her spirit lives within all the hearts of her admirers. (4 years ago)
Jake - Greatest Tap Dancer of all time !! (6 years ago)
Lilis A - Ms. Powell wasn`t black and wasn`t she discovered at age 11? (6 years ago)
robm - Broadway Melody of 1940 was not Ellies final feature film. After BM of 1940 Ellie made Lady Be Good, Ship Ahoy, I Dood It and Dancing Sensations of 1945. But BM of 1940 was Ellies finest moment on the silver screen. (6 years ago)
RobertaC - Eleanor Powell`s big film for MGM was Born To Dance, not Born To Sing. Her finest and last feature film was Broadway Melody of 1940. (6 years ago)
Phillip - Ah,don`t think Ms.Powell was "black"
Even tho`she was a sensational dancer. Perhaps the best female "hoofer"of all time. (7 years ago)

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