We all have known Fred Astaire to be one of the greatest dancers of all time. His dance partners, no matter how good they were, used to have trouble following him. But there was one particular person whom even Astaire admired;
Eleanor Powell was her name and Fred felt that he couldn’t work with her because she was just astoundingly good.
In the 40’s women were bound to restrictions while dancing. Their main objective was to make “the man” look good. But Powell would be the center of attraction wherever she went. This is why she had difficulties finding work in Hollywood. After working with her, Astaire decided to change his dance partner just so he could stand out again!
Watch the video below. Wasn’t Powell amazing? Let us know about your thoughts in the comments!
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