Jane Powell, sunny ‘girl next door’ in Hollywood musicals, dies at 92

Ms. Powell was born Suzanne Lorraine Burce in Portland, Ore., on April 1, 1929. Her father quit his job as a Wonder Bread salesman when a promoter and dance teacher lured the family to Oakland, Calif., with the promise of making her the next Shirley Temple, the curly haired moppet star of the Depression.




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