Happy Birthday Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds

 

Happy Birthday Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds

 

Actresses, singers, dancers, entertainers, and good friends Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds were born on the same day three years apart. Jane Powell was born April 1, 1929 and Debbie Reynolds was born April 1, 1932. Both signed as teenagers with different studios, Powell with MGM and Reynolds with Warner Brothers. After Warner Brothers didn’t resign Reynolds, she signed with MGM and by the mid-1950s was a major star. Some of her films of note were “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), “Tammy and the Bachelor” (1957), and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (1964). Powell also had great success with MGM, starring in classic musicals such as “Royal Wedding” (1951), with Fred Astaire, “A Date with Judy” (1948), with friend Elizabeth Taylor, and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954), with Howard Keel. The two beautiful and talented stars appeared in three movies together “Two Weeks With Love” (1950), “Athena” (1954), and “Hit the Deck” (1955). After their movie careers slowed, Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds both went on to enjoy successful stage and television careers.

Jane Powell born April 1, 1929.

Jane Powell
born April 1, 1929

 

Debbie Reynolds born April 1, 1932

Debbie Reynolds
born April 1, 1932

 

Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, and Jane Powell in "Hit the Deck" (1955)

Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, and Jane Powell in “Hit the Deck” (1955)

 

Debbie Reynolds and Jane Powell share April 1st Birthdays

Debbie Reynolds and Jane Powell share April 1st Birthdays

 

Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, both born April 1st, celebrate their birthdays on the set of "Two Weeks With Love" (1950) with costars Louis Calhern, Tommy Rettig, Gary Gray and Ann Harding.

Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, both born April 1st, celebrate their birthdays on the set of “Two Weeks With Love” (1950) with costars Louis Calhern, Tommy Rettig, Gary Gray and Ann Harding.

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5 Responses to “Happy Birthday Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds”

  1. […] Jane Powell (born April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress. After rising to fame as a singer in her home state of Oregon, Powell signed with MGM while still in her teens and was cast in such musicals as “Royal Wedding” (1951), with Fred Astaire, “A Date with Judy” (1948), with friend Elizabeth Taylor, and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954), with Howard Keel. After her film career slowed in the late 1950s, Jane Powell has since stayed busy in theater and television. […]

  2. […] with Kathryn Grayson and Ann Miller, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954) opposite Jane Powell, and “Kismet” (1955) opposite Ann Blyth. On loan to Warner Brothers in 1953, Keel […]

  3. I absolutely loved these actresses, growing up. They inspired my singing, (soprano), though I was not even close to their talent. I still love their movies, and went to see Debbie, in a live performance, I Virginia Beach, last year. They mad my somewhat unhappy life so much better.

  4. […] April 1 – Jane Powell […]

  5. […] Debbie Reynolds and Jane Powell were both born on April 1st three years apart. Jane Powell on April 1, 1929 Debbie Reynolds on April 1, 1932 […]

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