Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell
1912 - 1982

Eleanor Powell  American Actress


Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American dancer and actress. Best remembered for her exuberant solo tap numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began studying ballet aged six and began dancing at n...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship17 yrs, 11 mths
Shortest Relationship4 mths
Average Relationship Length9 yrs, 1 mth
Rumored Relationships4
First Name Eleanor
Middle Name Torrey
Last Name Powell
Full Name at Birth Eleanor Torrey Powell
Alternative Name The Queen of Tap, Ellie
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st November, 1912
Birthplace Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died 11th February, 1982
Place of Death Beverly Hills, California, USA
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 5' 6½" (169 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Born-Again Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress/ Singer/ Dancer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Lady Be Good
Year(s) Active 1928–1953
Bust (inches) 33
Waist (inches) 23
Hips (inches) 35
Official Websites www.classicmoviefavorites.com/powell/photos.html, www.nndb.com/people/469/000102163/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1634
Friend Pat O'Brien, Merle Oberon, Marion Davies
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Eleanor Powell69 ScorpioActress
Glenn Ford90 TaurusActor
James Stewart89 TaurusActor
Wayne Morris45 AquariusActor
John Carroll72 CancerActor
Abe Lyman60 LeoMusician
Clark Gable59 AquariusActor


Male5th February, 194571 years old

Onscreen Matchups


The Faith of Our Children1953 TV Show
Duchess of Idaho1950 Eleanor Powell Movie
Sensations of 19451944 Virginia 'Ginny' Walker Movie
I Dood It1943 Constance Shaw Movie
Thousands Cheer1943 Eleanor Powell Movie
Ship Ahoy1942 Tallulah Winters Movie
Lady Be Good1941 Marilyn Marsh Movie
Broadway Melody of 19401940 Clare Bennett Movie
Honolulu1939 Dorothy March Movie
Broadway Melody of 19381937 Sally Lee Movie
Rosalie1937 Rosalie Movie
Born to Dance1936 Nora Paige Movie
Broadway Melody of 19361935 Irene Foster Movie
George White's 1935 Scandals1935 Marilyn Movie
Queen High1930 Party Guest, Dancer (uncredited) Movie
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Clara FrankJan 29, 2013

For years I believed Eleanor Powell's name was Mary Lemcool. Does any one else know any more? She was my idol and I loved to see her dance.I am now 85 and have fond memories.

buntingJul 24, 2010

Eleanor Powell, was one of God`s Most Precious Gift`s, to ManKind.....Thank You God !!!

Robert M, Lee, JRJan 22, 2010

A great dancer, a great lady and an even greater humanitarian. Hollywood`s forgotten treasure. Unique in her lifetime and an inspiration to every one who ever knew her. Her spirit lives within all the hearts of her admirers.

JakeNov 23, 2008

Greatest Tap Dancer of all time !!

Lilis ASep 20, 2008

Ms. Powell wasn`t black and wasn`t she discovered at age 11?

robmAug 17, 2008

Broadway Melody of 1940 was not Ellies final feature film. After BM of 1940 Ellie made Lady Be Good, Ship Ahoy, I Dood It and Dancing Sensations of 1945. But BM of 1940 was Ellies finest moment on the silver screen.

RobertaCFeb 4, 2008

Eleanor Powell`s big film for MGM was Born To Dance, not Born To Sing. Her finest and last feature film was Broadway Melody of 1940.

PhillipOct 12, 2007

Ah,don`t think Ms.Powell was "black"
Even tho`she was a sensational dancer. Perhaps the best female "hoofer"of all time.

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