Jane Powell dead at 92: Royal Wedding & Seven Brides for Seven Brothers actress passes ‘peacefully’ at home


THE beloved actress Jane Powell is dead at 92.

The Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers star handed away “peacefully” at her home.

Jane peacefully handed away at 92Credit: Rex
She was best known for appearing in The Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
She was greatest acknowledged for exhibiting in The Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven BrothersCredit: Rex
Jane's friend and family's spokesperson confirmed her passing
Jane’s pal and household’s spokesperson confirmed her passingCredit: Getty

Susan Granger, a pal and spokesperson for that star’s household, confirmed Jane’s passing to Deadline on Thursday.

She outlined Jane died peacefully at the home she shared alongside collectively along with her husband, Dick Moore, for a few years in Wilton, Connecticut.

Jane’s husband, who labored as an actor and publicist, sadly handed away in 2015.

She was one amongst many closing surviving stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, whereas she continued to look on stage for a wonderful portion of the twenty first Century.


The actress- who was born Suzanne Lorraine Burce in Portland, Oregon– was already a singer in her home state when she moved to Hollywood to pursue an displaying profession.

Once in California, Jane signed on as a contract participant with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

She made her movie debut in 1944 with MGM’s Song of the Open Road, which has her play a fictionalized model of herself.

Jane’s fame and recognition solely grew as she took on roles in 1945’s Delightfully Dangers and 1948’s A Date With Judy.

However, her career-defining carry out was reverse Fred Astaire contained in the 1951 movie Royal Wedding.

The stars carried out a brother-sister dance act, which allowed them to level off their singing, displaying and dancing chops.


Following the success of Royal Wedding, Jane went on to look in an entire lot of utterly totally different musical movement footage.

Her second most well-known carry out was Milly Pontipee contained in the 1954 movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers alongside Howard Keel.

Jane and Howard starred as the first bride and brother, whereas the actress carried out the stand-out musical numbers Goin’ Courtin’, When You’re In Love and Wonderful, Wonderful Day for the movie.

The star later reprised the carry out in a stage adaption of the movie.


After exhibiting in pretty a few movement footage contained in the Nineteen Fifties, Jane moved her consideration to tv.

She starred contained in the TV adaptation of Meet Me in St. Louis, whereas she was set to steer the unsold 1961 pilot for her personal The Jane Powell Show.

Additionally, Jane made an entire lot of appearances on The Red Skelton Hour and utterly totally different alternative reveals all through her profession.

During the late Nineteen Seventies and early ’80s, Jane made buyer appearances on The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.

She furthermore had a recurring carry out on account of the mom of Alan Thicke’s character Mike Seaver on Growing Pains contained in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Her closing TV effectivity was in a 2002 episode of Law & Order: SVU.

In addition to her work on the massive and small screens, Jane furthermore impressed audiences in quite a few stage productions.

Some of her most memorable performances embody the 1973 Broadway manufacturing of Irene and the 2000 Off Broadway manufacturing of Bill C. Davis’ Avow.

She furthermore starred in nationwide touring productions of reveals identical to Marriage-Go-Round, Same Time, Next Year and Chapter Two.


Jane married Dick, a former child star and longtime publicist, in 1988.

The relationship marked her fifth and closing marriage.

After Dick handed away, Jane totally moved from their shared Manhattan home to their second home in Wilton.

She is survived by her kids Geary Anthony Steffen III, Suzanne Steffen, and Lindsay Cavalli, alongside along with her granddaughters Skye Cavalli and Tia Cavalli.

Jane played a memorable recurring role on Growing Pains
Jane carried out a memorable recurring carry out on Growing PainsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
She is survived by her children and grandchildren
She is survived by her kids and grandchildren

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