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"!

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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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.

Fred Astaire was one of the most brilliant dancers of the century, known mainly for the dance and vocal performances he gave in various classic Hollywoodland films.

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

The dance where I fell in love with Ginger and Fred: Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire in George Stevens’ film, “Swing Time,” 1936

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

Broadway Melody of 1940 is a 1940 MGM movie musical starring Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy.

Fred Astaire (1899-1987), born Frederick Austerlitz, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films.

[“Dancer Fred Astaire clad in top hat, tails & spats vaulting off his cane as he does a climatic jump in ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ number for t.

Fred Astaire, 1946.

Dancer Fred Astaire clad in top hat, tails & spats, holding cane as he does a climatic jump in "Puttin' on the Ritz" number for the movie "Blue Skies." Location: Hollywood, CA, US. Date taken: November Photographer: Bob Landry.

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