Eleanor Powell

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 61
Eleanor Torrey Powell was an American dancer and actress. Best remembered for her tap dance numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began studying ballet when she was six and was dancing at nightclubs in Atlantic City before she was a teenager. At the age of sixteen, she began studying tap and started appearing in musical revues on Broadway. read more

Eleanor Torrey Powell was an American dancer and actress. Best remembered for her tap dance numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began studying ballet when she was six and was dancing at nightclubs in Atlantic City before she was a teenager. At the age of sixteen, she began studying tap and started appearing in musical revues on Broadway. She made her Hollywood debut as a featured dancer in the movie George White's Scandals (1935).

Birth Name

Eleanor Torrey Powell

Born

Thursday, 21 November 1912

Died

Thursday, 11 February 1982

Actress Filmography

That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) / Performer in Clips from 'Broadway Melody of 1938' / 'Lady Be Good' 1994
American Masters Self 1986
That's Dancing! 1985
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Herself 1981
That's Entertainment, Part II Clips from 'Born to Dance' & 'Lady Be Good' / (archive footage) 1976
It's Showtime Self 1976
Brother Can You Spare a Dime Self / (archive footage) 1975
That's Entertainment! "Rosalie") / (clips from "Broadway Melody of 1940" / (archive footage) 1974
Great Performances Self 1971
The Hollywood Palace Self - Dancer 1964
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) / Performer in Clips from 'Broadway Melody of 1938' / 'Lady Be Good' 1994
American Masters Self 1986
That's Dancing! 1985
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Herself 1981
That's Entertainment, Part II Clips from 'Born to Dance' & 'Lady Be Good' / (archive footage) 1976
It's Showtime Self 1976
Brother Can You Spare a Dime Self / (archive footage) 1975
That's Entertainment! "Rosalie") / (clips from "Broadway Melody of 1940" / (archive footage) 1974
Great Performances Self 1971
The Hollywood Palace Self - Dancer 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
The Judy Garland Show Self 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest 1962
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
The Bell Telephone Hour Hostess / Self - Dancer 1959
Have Faith in Our Children Herself / Self 1955
Person to Person Self 1953
All Star Revue Herself 1950
Duchess of Idaho Eleanor Powell 1950
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Herself - Guest Star, Herself - Guest 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self 1948
The Great Morgan Film Character (archive footage) / Film Character 1945
Sensations of 1945 Virginia 'Ginny' Walker 1944
I Dood It Constance Shaw / Miss Constance 'Connie' Shaw 1943
Thousands Cheer Eleanor Powell 1943
Ship Ahoy Tallulah Winters 1942
Lady Be Good Marilyn Marsh 1941
The Miracle of Sound Self 1940
Hollywood: Style Center of the World Self 1940
Broadway Melody of 1940 Clare Bennett 1940
Honolulu Dorothy March / Miss Dorothy 'Dot' March 1939
Rosalie Rosalie / Princess Rosalie Romanikov 1937
Broadway Melody of 1938 Sally Lee 1937
Born to Dance Nora Paige 1936
Broadway Melody of 1936 Irene Foster 1935
George White's Scandals Marilyn 1935
Queen High Party Guest / Dancer 1930
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