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People/Characters: Eleanor Powell

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Puttin' On the Ritz: Fred Astaire and the Fine Art of Panache, A Biography by Peter Levinson
The Sex Lives of Famous Lesbians by Nigel Cawthorne
Virginia O'Brien: MGM's Deadpan Diva by Robert Strom

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1.) Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American dancer and. Best remembered for her solo tap numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began studying ballet aged six and began dancing at nightclubs in Atlantic City before she was a teenager. From the age of sixteen, she began studying tap and started appearing in musical revues on Broadway, before making her Hollywood debut as a featured dancer in the movie George White's Scandals (1935). believed to be equaled only by Fred Astaire in terms of dancing talent. In 1965, she was named the World’s Greatest Tap Dancer by the Dance Masters of America.

Eleanor Powell in Wikipedia

2.) (Fictitious character) Eleanor Powell in the Agent to the Paws series by E. J. Copperman, SEE:
Eleanor Powell, “Ellie”

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