Eleanor Powell
Date of Birth
Nov 21, 1912
Birth Place:
Springfield, MA


Nimble-footed musical star Eleanor Powell was 11 years old when she was discovered by vaudeville kiddie-revue entrepreneur Gus Edwards. At 17, Powell made her New York debut as a star tap dancer at the Casino de Paris. She subsequently featured in several Broadway revues, which led to her first movie appearance in George White's Scandals of 1935. With Broadway Melody of 1936, Ms. Powell began her...