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posted by Joe Beese (15 comments total)
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was born to dance
Ann Miller - who named Powell as the inspiration for her dancing career - credited the popularity of Powell's late-30s films with helping keeping MGM
of her dancing even intimidated co-star Fred Astaire
- who wrote in his autobiography:
She 'put 'em down like a man', no ricky-ticky-sissy stuff with Ellie. She really knocked out a tap dance in a class by herself.