Eleanor Powell – Popular Hollywood actress and dancer

Eleanor Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American film actress and a graceful athletic dancer who became famous during the 1930’s and 1940’s for her exuberant solo tap dancing routines, at one time known as “the world’s greatest tap dancer” due to her rapid footwork. Eleanor Powell would go on to star opposite many of Hollywood’s top leading men, including James Stewart, Robert Taylor, Fred Astaire, George Murphy, Nelson Eddy, and Robert Young. Among the films Powell made during the height of her career in the mid-to-late 1930s were “Born to Dance” (1936), “Rosalie” (1937), “Broadway Melody of 1938” (1937), “Honolulu” (1939), and “Broadway Melody of 1940” (1940). 

Eleanor Powell 1942

Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire in “Broadway Melody of 1940”

Eleanor Powell with James Stewart in “Born to Dance” (1936)

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