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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.

Cyd Charisse & Fred Astaire - The Band Wagon, 1953

Cyd Charisse & Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon — dir Vincente Minnelli

Fred Astaire tries his hand at the drums

ragtimeband: ohrobbybaby: Fred Astaire tries his hand at the drums Life. He’s plum crazy for drums.

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