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Eleanor Powell (I) (1912–1982)


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 ... See full bio »

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 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (1937, 1937, 1935, 19240, "Jukebox Dance" (1940), (performer: "Follow in My Footsteps", "Your Broadway and My Broadway", "Broadway Rhythm", "Fascinating Rhythm", uncredited)
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "Broadway Rhythm", "Hola E Pae")
 1981 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Begin the Beguine")
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (performer: "Fascinating Rhythm" (1924), "Swingin' the Jinx Away" (1936) - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Rosalie" (1937), "Begin the Beguine" (1935) - uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It ("Rock-a-Bye Baby" (1886), uncredited) / (performer: "Star Eyes" (1943), "So Long Sarah Jane" (1943), "Swingin' the Jinx Away" (1936), "Hola E Pae" (uncredited), "Anchors Aweigh" (1906) (uncredited))
 1942 Ship Ahoy ("The Last Call for Love" (1942)) / (music: "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (1932) - uncredited) / (performer: "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (1932) (uncredited), "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Ha-Hai)" (1936) (uncredited), "I'll Take Tallulah" (1942), "How About You?" (1941), "Cape Dance" (1942) (uncredited), "Tampico" (1942) (uncredited), "Moonlight Bay" (1912) (uncredited))
 1941 Lady Be Good (performer: "Oh ! Lady Be Good" (1924), "Fascinating Rhythm" (1924))
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (performer: "All Ashore" (1939), "Between You and Me" (1939), "Jukebox Dance" (1939), "I Concentrate on You" (1939), "Begin the Beguine" (1935), "I've Got My Eye on You" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 Honolulu (performer: "Honolulu" (1939), "Old Folks at Home" (1851) (uncredited), "Listen to the Mockingbird" (1855) (uncredited), "Old Black Joe" (1861) (uncredited), "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917) (uncredited), "Hola E Pae" (uncredited), "Hawaiian Medley")
 1937 Rosalie ("Who Knows?" (1937), "The Washington Post" (1889), "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (1896), "El Capitan" (1896), "Semper Fidelis" (1888), uncredited) / (performer: "Rosalie" (1937), "Who Knows?" (1937), "I've a Strange New Rhythm in My Heart" (1937), "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (1896) - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (performer: "Yours and Mine" (1937), "Follow in My Footsteps" (1937), "I'm Feelin' Like a Million" (1937), "Your Broadway and My Broadway" (1937), "Broadway Rhythm" (1935), "Got a Pair of New Shoes" (1937) - uncredited)
 1936 Born to Dance ("Easy to Love" (1936), uncredited) / (performer: "Rap, Tap on Wood" (1936) (uncredited), "Hey, Babe, Hey" (1936), "Love Me, Love My Pekinese" (1936) (uncredited), "Easy to Love" (1936) (uncredited), "Swingin' the Jinx Away" (1936) (uncredited))
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (performer: "Broadway Rhythm" (1935), "You Are My Lucky Star" (1935), "Sing Before Breakfast" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals (performer: "It's an Old Southern Custom" (1935) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

5' 5ΒΌ" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On her later years as an ordained minister: "I was married to Glenn Ford. But now I feel as though I'm married to God, and in the nicest, purest sense." See more »

Trivia:

After a public appearances was at the AFI Tribute to her film co-star Fred Astaire, she made her final public appearance in October 1981 for the National Film Society in which the "Ellie" award was established for performances in filmed musicals. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Tap Dancing

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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