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Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1977 in Toms River, New Jersey, USA) is an American movie actress. Her parents named her after Piper Laurie. She graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1998. Her father is Portuguese and her mother is Norwegian. She also has a brother named Noah Perabo, who is also an actor.
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She also has a brother named Noah Perabo, who is also an actor. Resources: Official Eleanor Powell Tribute Site (http://www.lynnpdesign.com/classicmovies/tapdancing/bio.html), IMDB.com (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0007224/bio). Her father is Portuguese and her mother is Norwegian. Eleanor Powell died of cancer on 11 February 1982 and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. She graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1998. Powell was reintroduced to audiences in the popular That's Entertainment! documentary in 1974, and its sequels That's Entertainment Part II and That's Entertainment III which spotlighted her dancing from films such as Broadway Melody of 1940 and Born to Dance. Her parents named her after Piper Laurie. Her son, Peter Ford, was a regular on this show.
Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1977 in Toms River, New Jersey, USA) is an American movie actress. She also hosted an Emmy Award-winning Sunday morning TV program for children entitled The Faith of Our Children (1953 - 1955). Studied at the LaMamma Stage Theater in New York, and was cast in 2 low budget art films :"Single Spaced" and "Knuckleface Jones" (can be seen at http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/atom_1198 ). In her later years, she became interested in religion, and was actually ordained a minister of the Unity Church. Vegetarian. She divorced Ford in 1959, and that year started a highly-publicized nightclub career, maintaining her good figure and looks well into middle age. Likes classical music and literature. In 1950, Powell returned to MGM just once, to guest star in The Duchess of Idaho, starring Esther Williams.
as Karen Sympathy, FBI. She danced in a giant pinball machine in Sensations of 1945 (1944), but this picture was a large disappointment, and Powell retired from the cinema to concentrate on raising her son, actor Peter Ford, who was born that year. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) .. She parted ways with MGM in 1943 after Thousands Cheer, in which she did a specialty number, and the same year married Canadian lead actor Glenn Ford. as Violet Sanford. She was signed to play opposite Dan Dailey in For Me and My Gal in 1942, but the two actors were removed from the picture during rehearsals and replaced by Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. Coyote Ugly (2000) .. The same happened with Red Skelton in Ship Ahoy (1942) and I Dood It (1943).
as Pauline 'Paulie' Oster. 1941's Lady Be Good gave Powell top billing, but Robert Young and Ann Sothern carried the movie. Lost and Delirious (2001) .. In the 1940s, after being sidelined for many months following a gall stone operation, things changed somewhat for the worse, at least as far as Powell's movie career was concerned. as Genevieve LePlouff. Together, Astaire and Powell danced to Porter's "Begin The Beguine", which is considered by many to have been the greatest tap sequence in film history. She's French (2002) .. Most of these movies featured her amazing solo tapping, although her increasingly huge production numbers began to attract criticism. Broadway Melody of 1940, in which Powell starred opposite Fred Astaire, featured a brilliant musical score by Cole Porter.
Slap Her.. Films she made during the height of her career in the mid-to-late 1930s co-starred these men and others and included Born to Dance (1936), Rosalie (1937), Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), Honolulu (1939), and Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940). as Nora Baker. Powell would go on to star opposite many of the decade's top leading men such as Jimmy Stewart, Robert Taylor, Fred Astaire, George Murphy, Nelson Eddy, and Robert Young. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) .. She was well-received in Broadway Melody of 1936 (in which she was supported by Jack Benny and Frances Langford), and delighted 1930s audiences with her endless energy and enthusiasm, not to mention her stunning dancing. as Julia. Nonetheless, she was signed by MGM soon after, which groomed her for her future stardom making minimal changes in her (non-Egyptian) makeup and conduct.
Perfect Opposites (2005) ... The experience left her unimpressed with Hollywood. In 1935, the leggy, fresh-faced Powell made the move to Hollywood and did a specialty number in George White's 1935 Scandals which she later described as a disaster due in part to her accidentally being made up to look like an Egyptian due to a mix-up prior to filming her scene. During this time, she was dubbed "the world's greatest tap dancer" due to her machine-gun footwork. When she was 17, she brought her graceful, athletic style to Broadway, where she starred in various revues and musicals.
A dancer since childhood, she was discovered at the age of 11 by the head of the Vaudeville Kiddie revue, Gus Edwards. Eleanor Torrey Powell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Eleanor Powell (21 November 1912 - 11 February 1982) was an American actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing.