Shock for fans as much loved Hollywood legend dies

Hollywood Golden Age star Jane Powell has passed away at the age of 92 on Thursday.

Jane died of natural causes at her home in Wilton, Connecticut, film critic and longtime pal Susan Granger told The Hollywood Reporter.

She was most famed for her roles in Hollywood musicals A Date With Judy, Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

She played Milly, a boarding-house cook who falls in love with frontier farmer Adam and sets out to teach his six brothers a thing or two about manners, in 1954’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

This film is one of the most popular MGM films of all time and was nominated for five Oscars.

Jane also stepped in for June Allyson (who was pregnant) and then Judy Garland (who was fired after missing a rehearsal) to play the wise-cracking sister of Fred Astaire’s character in Donan’s first solo directing effort, the musical romance Royal Weddingin 1951.