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“For me she used to light up everything. She had a saintly quality, you know. She had plenty of fire too—a lot of that, but there was this other quality about her. She was such a beautiful girl to be around. That’s why she shines so. That’s why she’s a star.” ~ Fred Astaire on Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth & Fred Astaire -"I asked her how tall she was as I stood alongside of her," wrote Fred Astaire. "This was always an important item to me because if the lady happened to be about 5 feet 7 inches minus shoes, and came up to the set with 3-inch heels, she'd be just a bit above my 5 feet 9 1/2 inches...
Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth - Storms in Africa. A scene from You Were Never Lovelier set to Enya music.