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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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Known For

Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding Ellen Bowen
(1951)
As the World Turns
As the World Turns Lisa Miller Hughes Eldridge Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Grimaldi (1990s) (temporary substitute for Eileen Fulton)
(1956)
Loving
Loving Rebecca Beecham (1985-1986)
(1983)

Filmography

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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
- Weekend at Mike's (1990) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- Teach Me (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- Mike and Julie's Wedding (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
- The Looooove Boat: Part 2 (1989) ... Irma Seaver Overmier
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Rev. Mother Claire
- Old Habits Die Hard (1987) ... Rev. Mother Claire
 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
- The Challenge/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 The Letters (TV Movie)
Elaine Anderson (The Andersons Episode)
 1972 Wheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie)
Dorcie
 1962-1970 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
- Rupert the Stupert (1962) ... Princess Jane
 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
Jane Powell
 1954 Athena
Athena Mulvain
 1953 Small Town Girl
Cindy Kimbell
 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty
Elizabeth Rogers
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Nancy Barklay
 1946 Holiday in Mexico
Christine Evans
 1944 Song of the Open Road
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She played Mama Mizner in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Bounce," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Richard Kind (Addison Minzer); Howard McGillin (Wilson); Herndon Lackey (Papa Mizner); Gavin Creel (Hollis Bessemer); and Michele Pawk (Nellie) in the cast. John Weidman was librettist. Harold Prince was director. ... See more »

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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:

I didn't quit movies. They quit me. See more »

Trivia:

Her husband Patrick Nerney bought her a pair of diamond earrings and due to her fear of needles, she figured the only way she would have of wearing them was to have her ears pierced under anaesthetic. Upon discovering she was pregnant with her last daughter Lindsay, she explained to the doctor that he could only handle her case if he would pierce her ears while she was on the delivery table. He ... See more »

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Short stature. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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