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Small Town... Farley Granger, Ann Miller, Jane Powell. Sentenced to 30 days in the Duck Creek... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

3 Sailors And... In this entertaining 1950s musical a trio of sailors and a young singer join a... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

The Sandy... The sleepy little town of Sandy Bottom, Wisconsin embraces a classical concert... more info $9.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Royal Wedding ... Originally released in 1951. Directed by Stanley Donen. Starring Jane Powell,... more info $4.95was $3.99 Buy Now

Delightfully... A music student travels to New York to visit her "Broadway Star" older sister... more info $6.95was $6.98 Buy Now

Royal Wedding ... Fred Astaire's legendary dancing-on-the-ceiling routine is the highlight of this... more info $6.95was $6.98 Buy Now

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Born: April 1, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Hosted own program on KOIN-Radio in Portland, OR
1944:
Made film debut (as herself) in "Song of the Open Road"
1946:
Signed with MGM; first film there, "Holiday in Mexico"
1948:
Played title role opposite Elizabeth Taylor in "A Date with Judy"
1951:
Co-starred with Fred Astaire in the romantic comedy "Royal Wedding"
1954:
Cast as Milly in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
1955:
Last film at MGM, "Hit the Deck"
1958:
Last starring role in a feature film, "Enchanted Island"
1959:
Kept busy during the late 50s and early 60s on TV, including a remake of the Vincente Minnelli musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), playing Judy Garland's role of Esther Smith
1973:
Broadway debut in revival of "Irene"; took lead role after Debbie Reynolds left the cast
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Served as a TV spokesperson for Dry Dock Savings Bank in the 1970s
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Produced and appeared in exercise video for arthritis patients
1985:
Made a brief appearance in the feature "Marie: A True Story"; billed as a "rally singer"
1990:
Briefly appeared on the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns" as Lisa, replacing an ailing Eileen Fulton
1991:
Hosted PBS series "The Musicals," introducing classic Hollywood musicals
1996:
Returned to New York stage in Anne Meara's play "After-Play"
1996:
Again replaced an ailing Eileen Fulton as Lisa on "As the World Turns"
1999:
Returned to feature films playing a ditsy art patron in the independent "Picture This"
2000:
Appeared in a limited-run revival staging of the Kander & Ebb musical "70, Girls, 70"
2000:
Returned to the NYC stage as co-star of the play "Avow"
2000:
Landed featured role in the Showtime movie "The Sandy Bottom Orchestra"
2002:
Guest starred on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
2007:
Featured in the documentary "Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane"

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