Actress Jane Powell, who was best known for starring in the MGM musicals Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, has sadly died. She was 92 years old.
A family friend and spokesperson Susan Granger, confirmed to US publication Deadline on Thursday that the actress had passed away at her Wilton, Connecticut home, which she shared with her late husband Dick Moore, a fellow actor and publicist who passed away in 2015.
Cause of death has been noted as natural causes.
She rose to fame after she danced with Fred Astaire in 1951’s Royal Wedding, before she was cast as one of seven brides for seven brothers in the classic 1954 film musical.
A familiar face on stage, she starred in numerous hit road productions, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady and Carousel.
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“It’s a favorite of mine and a wildly underrated MGM musical.
“And Jane was always so kind to all of us at @TCM. She was charming, funny, and always game.”
Others also penned their favourite memories of the actress, with one fan writing: “She will always be one of my favorites.”
“One of the best of Hollywood’s Golden Age! Her singing Wonderful, Wonderful Day in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is one of my favourite musical moments ever!” a second said.