Fred Astaire …..WHAT A TRUE GENTLEMAN HE WAS……NEVER A BREATH OF SCANDAL……AND, COULD THAT GUY DANCE…..HE WAS THE --"TOPS"……….ccp

Fred Astaire …..WHAT A TRUE GENTLEMAN HE WAS……NEVER A BREATH OF SCANDAL……AND, COULD THAT GUY DANCE…..HE WAS THE --"TOPS"……….ccp

He is a male butterfly without the wings - the same kind of grace of a very young horse, so angular.”     -Mikhail Baryshnikov

He is a male butterfly without the wings - the same kind of grace of a very young horse, so angular.” -Mikhail Baryshnikov

FRED ASTAIRE Dance legend and Hollywood heavyweight Fred Astaire, one of the first men inducted into the Hall of Fame, made the leap in 1968. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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FRED ASTAIRE Dance legend and Hollywood heavyweight Fred Astaire, one of the first men inducted into the Hall of Fame, made the leap in 1968. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in "Carefree", 1938 | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in "Carefree", 1938 | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!

fun fact: I've always said there's a reason why no one's ever made a biopic about Fred Astaire - because who would be able to play a quadruple-threat with the same kind of charisma? It turns out no one's ever made a biopic about Fred Astaire because he "stipulated in his will that no film representations of himself be made". Now we know he's a quintuple-threat, for his intelligence and foresight.

fun fact: I've always said there's a reason why no one's ever made a biopic about Fred Astaire - because who would be able to play a quadruple-threat with the same kind of charisma? It turns out no one's ever made a biopic about Fred Astaire because he "stipulated in his will that no film representations of himself be made". Now we know he's a quintuple-threat, for his intelligence and foresight.

Top Hat! Dale (Fred & Ginger): Oh, I suppose it's some kind of an affliction!

Top Hat! Dale (Fred & Ginger): Oh, I suppose it's some kind of an affliction!

Actress Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), with actor Fred Astaire (1899-1987), in George Stevens’ film, “Swing Time,” 1936.

Actress Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), with actor Fred Astaire (1899-1987), in George Stevens’ film, “Swing Time,” 1936.

FRED AND GINGER. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

FRED AND GINGER. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

Fred Astaire dancing one of his brilliant routines, choreographed by Hermes Pan. A joy to watch him dance!

Fred Astaire dancing one of his brilliant routines, choreographed by Hermes Pan. A joy to watch him dance!

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