Powell murió el jueves en su casa en Wilton, Connecticut, su amiga Susan Granger le dijo a CNN el viernes.
A megastar of musical films of the 1940s and ’50s, Powell’s hits included “Siete novias para siete hermanos,” opposite Howard Keel, y “Boda real,” in which she starred alongside Fred Astaire.
Powell was born in 1929 in Portland, Oregon and proved a gifted actor, singer and dancer from a very early age.
She appeared on the radio and in theaters from the age of 5, before making her screen debut at 15 en el 1944 película “Canción del Camino Abierto.”
Powell died of natural causes at the home that she had shared with her fifth husband, the late actor Dick Moore, Granger said.
Granger and Powell became friends after meeting on the set of “Song of the Open Road,” which was directed by Granger’s father, S. Sylvan Simon.
“Jane was a loyal, lifelong friend. She’s was delightfully droll and candid. You never asked Jane a question you didn’t want answered with total honesty,” she told CNN in a statement.
Powell is survived by three children and two grandchildren.