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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

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.

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

Top 10 Classic Good Guys Who Played Bad Guys

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

The Quintessential Dancer - Fred Astaire by William Malcolm..... when dancing was actually amazing..

The Quintessential Dancer - Fred Astaire by William Malcolm..... when dancing was actually amazing..

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

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

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

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. "Heaven, I'm in heaven...."  (Ballroom dance.)

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. "Heaven, I'm in heaven...." (Ballroom dance.)

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire

Funny Face Fashion

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire

Dancing (Singing in the rain)

Dancing (Singing in the rain)

Fred Astaire,, one of the ballroom dancers.

Fred Astaire,, one of the ballroom dancers.

Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse - Silk Stockings

Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse - Silk Stockings

Gene Kelly & Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly & Fred Astaire

Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire / Rita Hayworth  (1918-1987) was a dancer & actress in 61 movies over 37 years; is in the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Stars of All Time. She was born to Catholic parents - dad from Spain, mom, Irish-British. She died at 68 from Alzheimer's Disease.

Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire / Rita Hayworth (1918-1987) was a dancer & actress in 61 movies over 37 years; is in the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Stars of All Time. She was born to Catholic parents - dad from Spain, mom, Irish-British. She died at 68 from Alzheimer's Disease.

Fred and Ginger...Pick yourself up, dust yourself off...

Fred and Ginger...Pick yourself up, dust yourself off...

Rita Hayworth & Fred Astaire rehearse for You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Rita Hayworth & Fred Astaire rehearse for You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Top Hat (1935)     even his speech had the style and rythm of his softly staccato taps...i'm puttin' on my top hat....tyin' up my white tie.....brushin' off my tails !

Top Hat (1935) even his speech had the style and rythm of his softly staccato taps...i'm puttin' on my top hat....tyin' up my white tie.....brushin' off my tails !