Astaire-Way to Heaven – Stunning!

Astaire-Way to Heaven – Stunning!

Fred Astaire & Eleanor Powell featured in a Tap Dancing piece that will Astound You. Brilliant, Magnificent, Extraordinary & Magical! A magnetic clip that I just can’t say no to.

Fred Astaire born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor.

His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical film sand several award winning television specials and issued numerous recordings. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is best known as the dancing partner and on-screen romantic interest of Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals which transformed the genre.

Gene Kelly, another major innovator in filmed dance, said that “the history of dance on film begins with Astaire.” Beyond film and television, many noted dancers and choreographers, including Rudolf Nureyev, Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Madhuri Dixit, also acknowledged his importance and influence. Astaire ranks #5 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars, a list of greatest screen legends in American film history.

Eleanor Torrey Powell  born on November 21, 1912  was an American film actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing.

Eleanor Powell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. A dancer since childhood, she was discovered at the age of 11 by the head of the Vaudeville Kiddie revue, Gus Edwards. When she was 17, she brought her graceful, athletic style to Broadway, where she starred in various revues and musicals. During this time, she was dubbed “the world’s greatest tap dancer” due to her machine-gun footwork, and in the early 1930s appeared as a chorus girl in a couple of early, inconsequential musical films.

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