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Jane Powell was singing and dancing at an early age. She sang on the radio and performed in theaters before her screen debut in 1944. Through the 1940s and 1950s, she had a successful career in movie musicals. However, in 1957, her career in films ended, as she had outgrown her innocent girl-next-door image. She has made brief returns to acting in... See full bio »
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 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Bess Sherman
- Vulnerable (2002) ... Bess Sherman
 2000 The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (TV Movie)
Delia Ferguson
 1999 Picture This
 1988-1990 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Irma Seaver Overmier
- Divorce Story (1990) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- The Looooove Boat: Part 2 (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- The Looooove Boat: Part 1 (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- Anniversary from Hell (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1988) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Rev. Mother Claire
- Old Habits Die Hard (1987) ... Rev. Mother Claire
 1985 Marie
Singer at Rally
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Rebecca Beecham (1985-1986)
 1981-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Grace Bostwick / Aunt Loretta
- April in Boston/Saving Grace/Breaks of Life (1982) ... Grace Bostwick
 1978-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Eunice Picard / Margaret Chase Wilkerson / Joan Wade
- Challenge, The/A Genie Named Joe (1982) ... Eunice Picard
- Loving Strangers/Something Borrowed, Something Blue... (1981) ... Margaret Chase Wilkerson
- Bet a Million/Mr. Irresistible (1978) ... Joan Wade
 1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie)
Kitty Douglass
 1975 Tubby the Tuba
Celeste (voice)
 1973 Wheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie)
Dorcie
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Elaine Anderson (The Andersons Episode)
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1970)
 1963-1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Penelope Farnsworth / Fairy Godmother / Natasha / ...
- Fairy Tales for Old Children (1968) ... Natasha / Mrs. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater / Sleeping Beauty
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Alice Wood
- View from the Eiffel Tower (1962) ... Alice Wood
 1961 The Jane Powell Show (TV Movie)
K.C. McCay Edwards
 1961 Feathertop (TV Movie)
Julie Balfour
 1960 Hooray for Love (TV Movie)
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Lois Walters
- The Girl (1959) ... Lois Walters
 1958 Enchanted Island
Fayaway
 1957-1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Susan Martin / Kathy Dorn / Julie Kingstone / ...
- Decoy Duck (1958) ... Susan Martin
- Cupid Wore a Badge (1957) ... Kathy Dorn
- Encounter on a Second-Class Coach (1957) ... Julie Kingstone / Hilde Frenz
 1957-1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Marian Evers / Laura Cabot / Joan Lindsey / ...
- The Lady Takes the Stand (1958) ... Marian Evers
- Fix a Frame for Mourning (1958) ... Laura Cabot
- Music in the Night (1958) ... Joan Lindsey
- Hurricane (1957) ... Harriet Kennedy
 1958 The Girl Most Likely
Dodie
 1958 The Female Animal
Penny Windsor
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Clementine
- Ruggles of Red Gap (1957) ... Clementine
 1955 Hit the Deck
Susan Smith
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Ottilie van Zandt in 'Maytime'
 1954 Athena
Athena Mulvain
 1953 Small Town Girl
Cindy Kimbell
 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty
Elizabeth Rogers
 1950 Two Weeks with Love
Patti Robinson
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Nancy Barklay
 1948 Luxury Liner
Polly Bradford
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
Tess Morgan
 1946 Holiday in Mexico
Christine Evans
 1944 Song of the Open Road
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Stephen Sondheim's "Bounce". Also in cast: Richard Kind. Played in Chicago (IL) and Washington (DC). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

4' 11½" (1.51 m)
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Personal Quote:

The only thing I knew was MGM, where I had worked since I was 14. Unions were not even a part of my vocabulary. SAG meant a gravity problem. EQUITY meant owning a house. See more »

Trivia:

Sang at the Inaugural Ball for President Harry S. Truman, January 20, 1949. See more »

Trademark:

Short stature. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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