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Fred Astaire
(1899-1987) born on
May 10
US dancer, actor. He was the leading dance star of his generation in "Top Hat," 1935 and "Daddy Long Legs," 1955.
This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.

When you're experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.
I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity. . . . I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
A: In "Filmgoer's Book of Quotes," 1973.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: On why he stopped dancing professionally at age 71, recalled on his death 22 Jun 87

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