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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in a scene from Follow the Fleet, 1936, RKO Radio Pictures

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ADELE AND FRED ASTAIRE They first shared a dance floor in 1904. Adele was seven; her brother, Fred, only five. But an act suddenly took wing. “Delly,” Fred Astaire later remarked, “danced like a feather and this, coupled with her genius for comedy, made her … one of the outstanding musical comedy gals of all time.” Possessed of the most masterful footwork ever to grace a vaudeville stage or a Hollywood back lot, the debonair Astaire, who would later make Ginger Rogers his ballroom alter ego…

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Frank Sinatra with pancakes--he was such a skinny fellow in the 1940s he needed these!