WorldCat Identities

Powell, Eleanor 1912-1982

Works: 170 works in 272 publications in 3 languages and 3,046 library holdings
Genres: Musical films  Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Dance films  Filmed dance  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Musicals 
Roles: Actor, Dancer, Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Author of introduction, wpr, Correspondent, Costume designer
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Most widely held works by Eleanor Powell
Broadway melody of 1940 by Cole Porter( Visual )

24 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett (Astaire) and King Shaw (Murphy), who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical opposite the star, Clare Bennett (Eleanor Powell). On opening night of the production, King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved
Rosalie( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), a West Point football hero, falls in love with Princess Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), who is studying at Vassar. Thorpe does not know that Rosalie is a princess. After graduation, he flies to Romanza to visit her not knowing she has become engaged to another. The romantic entanglements are eventually straightened out in this zany musical
Born to dance by Prod Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Powell and James Stewart star in this legendary musical about a sailor on leave in New York who falls for a struggling dancer
That's dancing!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents musical film sequences with over 50 famous dancers from film, ballet, and Broadway
Broadway melody of 1938( Visual )

5 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her way to the top, a girl who dreams of "making it big" on Broadway, has two memorable encounters-- a racehorse named Stargazer whose winning ways could help to make her dream come true and with a romantic and dashing Broadway producer-composer who makes it all happen
Broadway melody of 1936 ; Broadway melody of 1938( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Albany girl-next-door poses as France's and Broadway's exotic La Belle Arlette. The '38 tale has her portraying a horse trainer who's just as much at ease in taps and tuxedo as she is in riding boots and jodhpurs
Broadway melody of 1936 by Norman Jewison( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovely, gifted Irene Foster hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon will recognize her--and her talent. Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lillian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets this information and is writing about this in his column in an slight unfriendly way. Gordon is too busy sparring with the dirt-dishing gossip columnist to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary certainly does. She and Irene must use their wits to show him what he's missing! Lilian insists on getting the leading role herself, so Irene, Bert and Kitty start a little game to get Irene the leading role
Born to dance ; Lady be good( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to dance: "A break-a-leg tale of an understudy turned Broadway star"--Container
Lady be good( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy
At home abroad by Arthur Schwartz( Recording )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands cheer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aerialist-turned-G.I. romances a colonel's daughter. But the real story is the most spectacular camp show in military history, featuring skits and songs
That's entertainment by Fred Astaire( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends Gene Kelly and Fred Astair host this all-singing, all-dancing follow up to That's entertainment!, showing up more of what made the Golden Era of MGM moviemaking
Honolulu by Alan Brennert( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handsome movie heartthrob Brooks Mason (Robert Young) is tired of being besieged by adoring fans. When he meets his exact double, a shy Hawaiian plantation owner named George Smith (also play by Young), they decide to switch for a month. Masons sails to Hawaii, falls in love with a beautiful dancer (Eleanor Powell). Smith is sent to a New York hospital, thanks to overzealous fans. The unique comedy of George Burns and Gracie Allen add to the fun in the hilarious tale of mistaken identities and true love
Originals - Musical comedy, 1909-1935( Recording )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ship ahoy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leggy lead dancer on a cruise ship who is asked to transport a mine to Puerto Rico. Eager to aid the war effort, she agrees, but neither she nor her pulp-fiction author beau knows she's actually working for spies - who got the idea from one of his potboiler novels
I dood it( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy legend Red Skelton is Joe Reynolds, an air-headed pants-presser and stage-door-Johnny who "borrows" expensive suits from customers, hoping to impress his dream girl, Broadway star Constance Shaw (Eleanor Powell). But the ruse works a little too well, and an incredulous Joe finds himself 'hitched' to the freshly jilted Constance. Red's head-over-heels in love -- but how can he keep her once she's hip to his lowly status?
Duchess of Idaho( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast as a successful swimming star, Esther Williams travels to Sun Valley to help her lovesick roommate snare her rich and elusive boss
Classic musicals from the dream factory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooray for Hollywood( Recording )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadway melody of 1940 : original sound track recording by Cole Porter( Recording )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Eleanor Powell actrice américaine

Eleanor Powell actriz estadounidense

Eleanor Powell Amerikaans acteur

Eleanor Powell Amerikaans actrice

Eleanor Powell amerikansk skådespelare

Eleanor Powell amerikansk skodespelar

Eleanor Powell amerikansk skuespiller

Eleanor Powell amerykańska aktorka i tancerka

Eleanor Powell attrice cinematografica, attrice teatrale e ballerina statunitense

Eleanor Powell US-amerikanische Tänzerin, Sängerin und Schauspielerin

Eleanor Powell yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä ja tanssija

Eleanore Powell

Powell, Eleanor Torrey

Powell Eleanor Torrey 1912-1982

Елінор Павелл

Пауэлл, Элинор

אלינור פאוול

النور پاول بازیگر آمریکایی

اليانور باول


English (102)

German (5)

French (1)

Eleanor Powell : first lady of dance