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Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell

D.O.B.: November 21, 1912 (Springfield, MA)

D.O.D.: February 11, 1982 (Beverly Hills, CA)

Cause of Death: Cancer

Location: Hollywood Forever; Cathedral Mausoleum; Foyer; Niche 432; Tier 3

Biographical Notes:

Eleanor Powell started her career in the 1920 on Broadway, 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.

In spite of the fact that she was primarily a solo performer she also danced with Fred Astaire, but that was a partnership that did not work out.

She left MGM to marry Glenn Ford.

Appeared In:

"Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935) Movie

"Born to Dance" (1936) Movie

 

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