Jane Powell Bio, Age, Spouse, Children, Height, Movies and Net Worth

Jane Powell

Jane Powell (Suzanne Lorraine Burce) an American singer, dancer, and actress known in the mid-1940s with roles in various Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. Jane is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

Jane Powell Age

Jane was born on April 1st, 1929, in Portland, Oregon, the United States as Suzanne Lorraine Burce.

Jane Powell Career

Jane began her career as a singer, touring the state as the Oregon Victory Girl selling victory bonds. As a teenager, Jane relocated to Los Angeles, California, where she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Jane’s vocal, dancing, and acting talents were utilized for lead and supporting roles in musicals such as A Date with Judy (1948, with friend Elizabeth Taylor), Royal Wedding (1951, with Fred Astaire), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954, with Howard Keel) as well as Hit the Deck (1955).

By the late 1950s, her film career slowed, leading her to transition to the theatre with performances in various touring shows and two Broadway productions. In 1985, Jane relocated with her fifth husband, former child star Dickie Moore (who died in 2015), to New York City and Wilton, Connecticut, where Jane is occasionally active in local theatre.

Jane Powell Net Worth

Jane has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Jane Powell Movies

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954
  • Royal Wedding 1951
  • A Date with Judy 1948
  • Small Town Girl 1953
  • Two Weeks with Love 1950
  • Hit the Deck 1955
  • Athena 1954
  • Nancy Goes to Rio 1950
  • That’s Entertainment! 1974
  • Holiday in Mexico 1946
  • Rich, Young and Pretty 1951
  • Three Daring Daughters 1948
  • Luxury Liner 1948
  • The Female Animal 1958
  • Deep in My Heart 1954
  • Song of the Open Road 1944
  • Three Sailors and a Girl 1953
  • Delightfully Dangerous 1945
  • The Girl Most Likely 1958
  • Enchanted Island 1958
  • That’s Dancing! 1985
  • The Jane Powell Show
  • Mayday at 40,000 Feet! 1976
  • Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987
  • The Sandy Bottom Orchestra 2000
  • Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001
  • Tubby the Tuba 1975
  • Perfect Murder, Perfect Town 2000
  • SOS in den Wolken The Letters 1973
  • Royal Wedding: June, Judy, and Jane
  • Adorable Coqueta
  • Typee
  • Hooray for Love
  • Feathertop
  • Wheeler and Murdoch
  • El Buque de Lujo
  • The Steve Allen Show
  • Picture This

Jane Powell Height and Weight

Jane stands tall at a height of 5 feet 1 inch (1.55 m) and weighs of 41 kgs (90.2 lbs).

Jane Powell Family

Jane was born the only child of Paul E. Burce (a Wonder Bread employee) and Eileen Baker Burce (a housewife).

She started dance lessons at the age of two. In an attempt to liken her appearance to Shirley Temple, her mother took her to get her first perm the same year she began dance lessons.

Aged five, she featured on the children’s radio program Stars of Tomorrow. Jane also took dance lessons with Agnes Peters, and there the Burce family met Scotty Weston, a talent scout, and dance instructor.

Jane Powell Married

Jane has been married five time to Geary Steffen ​(m. 1949; div. 1953)​, Patrick Nerney (m. 1954; div. 1963)​, James Fitzgerald (m. 1965; div. 1975)​, David Parlour (m. 1978; div. 1981)​ and Dickie Moore (m. 1988; died 2015).