August 26, 2000 |
With her bright blue eyes, sunny personality and voice like a canary, Jane Powell graced countless MGM musicals in the 1940s and '50s, including "Royal Wedding," "Rich, Young and Pretty," "Small Town Girl" and the landmark "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." A native of Portland, Ore., Powell began singing on the local radio at age 2. By 12, she was hosting two radio shows. Powell made her Broadway debut in the musical "Irene" in 1973.
November 20, 1990 |
Florence Henderson says she regrets arriving in Hollywood about the time the studios stopped making musicals. "I loved those old film musicials," said Henderson, best known as the matriarch of "The Brady Bunch." "I grew up in this tiny town in southern Indiana where going to the movies was the biggest excitement of the week. I wanted to be Jane Powell."
August 29, 1985 |
Jane Powell, the pert and perky girl-next-door of MGM movie musicals, has turned into a powerful and wealthy soap opera matriarch. She still looks pert and perky, however, and wears a size 2 dress on her 5-foot-1 1/2 inch frame. Powell made her debut on ABC's "Loving" last week playing Rebeka Beecham, the rich and powerful matriarch of the 4B ranch in Wyoming, who has come to the mythical Eastern city of Corinth to visit her younger son son, Linc, and stir up trouble for his girlfriend, Lorna.
August 23, 1985
Screen and stage star Jane Powell has joined the cast of the ABC daytime drama, "Loving." She's cast as the matriarch of a huge ranch who arrives to visit her youngest son Linc, played by Brian Robert Taylor. The series airs at 11:30 daily.