Actress Jane Powell, best known for appearing in the MGM musicals
Powell had formerly lived in the home with late husband Dick Moore, an actor/publicist who passed away in 2015.
The latest: Actress Jane Powell, best known for appearing in the MGM musicals Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, has died at 92 from natural causes. She was snapped in 2014 in NYC
Powell was born Suzanne Lorraine Burce in Portland, Oregon. She began her show business career as a singer, promoting the sale of World War II war bonds as an ‘Oregon Victory Girl’ prior to heading south to Los Angeles, where she began to work for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Powell’s initial film appearance was in 1944’s Song of the Open Road, as she portrayed a fictionalized version of her life alongside celebrities including W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen and bandleader Sammy Kaye.
She continued to accrue credits with appearances in motion pictures such as Delightfully Dangers in 1945, Holiday in Mexico in 1946 and A Date With Judy in 1948 prior to her breakout role in 1951’s Royal Wedding.
In that movie – which she had replaced Judy Garland – Powell appeared opposite the legendary Fred Astaire as a sibling dance act.
Powell was seen in a publicity portrait for the 1955 movie Hit The Deck
Flashback: Powell appeared opposite the legendary Fred Astaire as a sibling dance act for the 1951 MGM film Royal Wedding
The actress was seen in December of 1960 on her boat in Los Angeles