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Jane Powell, sunny ‘girl next door’ in Hollywood musicals, dies at 92

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Ms. Powell was born Suzanne Lorraine Burce in Portland, Ore., on April 1, 1929. Her father quit his job as a Wonder Bread salesman when a promoter and dance teacher lured the family to Oakland, Calif., with the promise of making her the next Shirley Temple, the curly haired moppet star of the Depression.

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