Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell
1912 - 1982
Eleanor Powell  American Actress

Eleanor Powell dating history


Eleanor Powell was previously married to Glenn Ford (1943 - 1959).

Eleanor Powell was in relationships with James Stewart (1936) and Wayne Morris.

Eleanor Powell had encounters with Abe Lyman, Clark Gable and John Carroll.


American Actress Eleanor Powell was born Eleanor Torrey Powell on 21st November, 1912 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA and passed away on 11th Feb 1982 Beverly Hills, California, USA aged 69. She is most remembered for Lady Be Good. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Eleanor Powell was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Red Skelton in Ship Ahoy (1942), Fred Astaire in Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940), James Stewart in Born to Dance (1936) and Robert Taylor in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935).

Eleanor Powell is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Cancer deaths in California and Actors from Massachusetts.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 17 years, 10 months - -
Dating2 4 months, 3 days 2 months, 1 day -
Encounter3 - - -
Total6 17 years, 10 months 3 years 4 months, 3 days


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
Buried Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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

Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) 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).

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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


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
PeterMale5th February, 194577 years oldGlenn Ford


The Faith of Our Children1953TV Show
Duchess of Idaho1950Eleanor PowellMovie
Sensations of 19451944Virginia 'Ginny' WalkerMovie
I Dood It1943Constance ShawMovie
Thousands Cheer1943Eleanor PowellMovie
Ship Ahoy1942Tallulah WintersMovie
Lady Be Good1941Marilyn MarshMovie
Broadway Melody of 19401940Clare BennettMovie
Honolulu1939Dorothy MarchMovie
Broadway Melody of 19381937Sally LeeMovie
Born to Dance1936Nora PaigeMovie
Broadway Melody of 19361935Irene FosterMovie
George White's 1935 Scandals1935MarilynMovie
Queen High1930Dancer (uncredited), Party GuestMovie
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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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