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Eleanor Powell

eleanor_powel-danceI was first drawn to Eleanor Powell because she had the same last name as me, but I soon learned to like her more because of her amazing talent.

The title, “The Queen of Tap Dancing” is not an exaggeration when you talk about Eleanor Powell. During the 1930’s and 1940’s she starred in the biggest musicals for MGM that there were. She danced her way through them tirelessly, making it all look so easy.

Please click on the links above to see all the Eleanor Powell information located here on CMF.

Eleanor Powell married stardom when she wed the also famous Glenn Ford. Together they had one son named, Peter.

Eleanor Powell, Peter Ford and Glenn Ford

Eleanor Powell, Peter Ford (as a child) and Glenn Ford.

 I have known Peter Ford for over ten years now as I have designed and now manage his site “GlennFordBio.com.” I also update his personal site and he has sanctioned my efforts for his mother. Peter recently published a biography about his father called, “Glenn Ford: A Life” and while the book is about Glenn Ford, there is also much in it about his mother. I strongly recommend it.

Read our EXCLUSIVE five part interview with Eleanor Powell’s son, Peter Ford by clicking on the image below:

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Eleanor Powell was our Favorite of the Month for March 2015. See all the posts we made about him during the month by clicking on the banner below:

March 2015 Favorite of the Month
Eleanor Powell

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3 Comment responses

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    March 19, 2015

    Ms Powell was truly one of the most beautiful HoIIywood stars in the 30’s & 40’s. She is probably the best tap dancer ever…even better than
    Fred Astaire. Her skiIIs are so unique and creative that one can hardly believe her how creative her talent is when you see her movies! She also
    showed her traditional upbringing– when she married Glenn Ford, she quit the business to become a wife and mother. Glenn Ford may have not been the best of husbands, which is so sad for her. I am one of her biggest fans!
    There are too many adjectives to describe her great taIent — IoyaI, , loving, amazing, unique, fabulous, etc. etc., etc.
    America was blessed by a woman of her taIent, and character.

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    March 19, 2015

    PeppersMom – thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to reply. We are glad that there are fans still out there who remember her contribution.

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    April 02, 2015

    Ms. Powell is truly one of the greatest performers Hollywood ever captured on film!

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