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Eleanor Powell (Eleanor Torrey Powell)

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Biography

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Eleanor Powell was born in 1912 in Springfield, Massachussetts, and got her professional start in Atlantic City clubs, from where she moved into in revue in New York at the Ritz Grill and Casino de Paris at the age of sixteen. She started her career on Broadway in 1929, where her machine-gun foot work gained her the title of world champion in tapping. In 1935 she came to Hollywood where she starred in the great MGM musicals in the late 1930s, establishing herself as a Queen of Ra-Ta-Taps. Read more...

Actor

Character: Nora Paige

Born to Dance 1936

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Character: Dorothy March

Honolulu 1939

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Character: Clare Bennett

Broadway Melody of 1940 1940

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Character: Marilyn Marsh

Lady Be Good 1941

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Character: Tallulah Winters

Ship Ahoy 1942

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Character: Constance Shaw

I Dood It 1943

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Character: Virginia 'Ginny' Walker

Sensations of 1945 1944

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