In his autobiography, Gardner recounts a memorable conversation with his mother about his future. She told him, “If you want to, one day you could make a million dollars. Since Gardner reasoned that he could not sing, dance or play basketball, doing so was going to require him just being himself. For Gardner who barely completed high school becoming a successful stockbroker would take him through some occupations that each in its own way prepared him for his ultimate success.
Cyd Charisse & Fred Astaire in 'Dancing in The Dark' segment of the 1953 film 'The Band Wagon.' Perhaps the most famous dance scenein the film. Set in Central Park. In his autobiography, Astaire paid tribute to Charisse, calling her "beautiful dynamite" and writing: "That Cyd! When you've danced with her you stay danced with."
Fred Astaire dances with Marjorie Reynolds. In his autobiography, Fred Astaire wrote that he thought the best way to make the drunk dance look authentic was to actually be tipsy, so he took 2 shots of bourbon before they started filming and one more before each take and there were 7 takes in total. Most of the final scene we see is taken from the last take. Amazing!
Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a French film actress and dancer, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. In 2006, her performance in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit won her an Emmy for guest actress in a drama series. Her autobiography Thank Heaven, was published in 2010 in the UK and US, and in 2011 in a French version. She is one of the few dancers or actresses who has danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Rudolf Nureyev.