CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

Jane Powell, who starred as an angelically visaged young actress in a number of MGM musicals including “Royal Wedding” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” during the 1940s and 1950s, has died of natural causes. She was 92 years old.

The blonde, blue-eyed Powell usually played characters with a gentle mischievous streak in her musical comedies, but she would shatter the light-hearted atmosphere of her films when she sang: A surprisingly powerful coloratura would emerge from the diminutive (5-feet-1).

She did turns on the soap “Loving” in the 1980s and on “As the World Turns” in the early 1990s. The actress also remained prominent on television through the commercials she did for Polident, and Powell appeared in a pair of telepics in 2000: Showtime’s “The Sandy Bottom Orchestra” and CBS’ “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town.”

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