Fred Astaire (1899-1987)

Fred Astaire (1899–1987) was one of the greatest dancers ever seen on film. He insisted that he be photographed full-figure so the audience could see his entire body in the scene. One of his most innovative routines in the movie Royal Wedding involved a camera that rotated 360 degrees so that it appeared as if Astaire was dancing on the walls and ceiling. His grace, elegance, and style made his dancing effortless. He was an accomplished tap dancer as well as a ballroom dancer. His most famous dancing partner was Ginger Rogers.

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