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Jewel McGowen Publicity Still

Stage Name

Birth Name

Jewel McGowen n/a

       Jewel grew up in California and was a natural to swing dance as well a being beautiful and sexy. During the 1940s, Jewel would dance in many contests with dean as well as perform with him in motion pictures. Jewel danced with Dean Collins for over ten years on and off the screen. Jewel has been said to be 'the greatest female swing dancer that ever lived.'

   Her style can be seen in many swing dance movies of the past, as well as in many swing dancers of today, emulating her unique style, today known as Hollywood style. Her cool relaxed style and smooth movement made her a joy to watch. Jewel's "Switches" were unmatchable. Jewel was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 1990 ( Stellar Star Award.)

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Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

California d.1970s n/a n/a
       

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom Dean Collins Bounce Me Brother with a Solid Four
Hollywood Style Lindy   Casa Loma Stomp
Hula       Chool Song, the
Jitterbug       Hold That Tiger
West Coast Swing            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

Rag Doll Club (CA) n/a n/a
Prelude, The (CA)            
Tail Spin, The (CA)         
Golden West Club (CA)          

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Casa Loma Orchestra: Dean and Jewel   Powers Girl (They are the first umbrella in dance scene)

 

Films

Television

Publications

Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1940 - Let's Make Music ( Bertha but No Jewel) 1941 - Playmates (Heffner) n/a
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1941 - Always A Bridesmaid (dancer) 1993 - In the Kingdom of Swing     
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1941 - Buck Privates ( W/ Collins)        
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1941 - Dance Hall (dancer)        
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1941 - Jazzy Joe (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1941 - Pot O' Gold (dancer) | DVD|        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1941 - The Get Away (dancer)        
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1941 - Jazzy Joe w/ Collins        
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1942 - Chool Song ( Minuet and Swing) w/ Collins        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1942 - Here We Go Again (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1942 - Hi Neighbor (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1942 - Powers Girl, the ( Umbrella scene) w/ Collins        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1942 - Ride 'Em Cowboy w/ Collins        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1942 - Rings On Her Fingers (w/ Collins) FOX Film        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1942 - Springtime In The Rockie's        
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1943 - Jive Junction (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1943 - Kid Dynamite (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1943 - Young Ideas (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1945 - Let's Go Steady (dancer)        
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1945 - Sensations of 1945 (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1945 - Ten Cents a Dance (as pat)        
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1945 - Junior Prom ( W/ Collins)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1946 - Talk About A Lady (dancer)        
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1951 - Ghost Catchers (dancer)  | DVD|        
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1954 - ?Living It Up? (dancer)        
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Casa Loma Orchestra (w/ Dean)        

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