„A: Nobody really. Well, actually, Fred Astaire.“

Stephen Sondheim in an interview with David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 19, 2009 https://archive.is/20130630031503/www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20090219_An_upbeat_Sondheim__offering_answers.html?viewAll=y

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„I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.“

—  Burt Reynolds American actor, director and producer. 1936 - 2018

Attributed to Reynolds in: Colin Jarman (1993). The Book of Poisonous Quotes. p. 129

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„You're the nimble tread/Of the feet of Fred Astaire“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

from Cole Porter's lyric to "You're the Top".

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„As a dancer, I out-Fred the nimblest Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster in Joy in the Morning (1947).

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„Fred Astaire represented the aristocracy, I represented the proletariat.“

—  Gene Kelly American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer and choreographer 1912 - 1996

Quoted in Vaudeville Old and New, Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2004) http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=XFnfnKg6BcAC&pg=PA623&lpg=PA623&dq=%22Fred+Astaire+represented+the+aristocracy,+I+represented+the+proletariat.%22&source=bl&ots=5uoGqPw6x4&sig=YkykWG5pcdAalk3jOpgoWqVYxhQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Znv_Tqr4CYqy8QPJxfydAg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22Fred%20Astaire%20represented%20the%20aristocracy%2C%20I%20represented%20the%20proletariat.%22&f=false

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„(Cary Grant) is, along with Fred Astaire, the best-dressed actor in American movies“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Benjamin Schwarz in " Becoming Cary Grant http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/01/becoming-cary-grant/5548/" The Atlantic, January/February 2007

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„As a dancer he stands alone, and no singer knows his way around a song like Fred Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Irving Berlin, quoted in Puttin' on the Ritz, BBC Programme Acquisition, 1999.

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„When you talk about Fred Astaire, you talk about heaven. What more can I say?“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Johnny Green to Mike Steen in Steen, Mike. Hollywood Speaks! An Oral History, G.P. Putnam's, New York, 1974.

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„I once said that fifty years from now, the only one of today's dancers who will be remembered is Fred Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Gene Kelly quoted in Shipman, David. The Great Movie Stars, The Golden Years. Crown Publishers, New York. 1970. pp. 25-29 as referenced in Billman, Larry: Fred Astaire - A Bio-bibliography, Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1997. ISBN 0-313-29010-5 p. 351.

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„After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.“

—  Ann Richards American politician 1933 - 2006

Earlier use in Frank and Ernest (c. 1982), by Bob Thaves, as the characters observe a billboard for a "Fred Astaire Film Festival: "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything that he did… backwards and in high heels."
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Contexto: If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels** Keynote address, 1988 Democratic National Convention

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„I don't think that I will plunge the nation into war by stating that Fred Astaire is the greatest tap-dancer in the world.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Robert Benchley in "Hail to the King!!" The New Yorker, November 29, 1930, pp. 33-36. (M).

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„Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.“

—  Ginger Rogers American actress and dancer 1911 - 1995

The line originated in a 1982 Frank and Ernest cartoon ( image http://www.reelclassics.com/Actresses/Ginger/ginger-article2.htm) by Bob Thaves as "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, ...backwards and in high heels." On the internet and in many publications the line is incorrectly attributed to Faith Whittlesey (see [List of Websites That Have Attributed Thaves' Line to Whittlesey, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=en-us&num=100&newwindow=1&q=%22Faith+Whittlesey%22+%22Ginger+Rogers%22+-incorrect+-incorrectly+-%22Bob+Thaves%22+-%22Ann+Richards%22&aq=f&oq=&aqi=, 2009-07-25, Google]) or Rogers herself. Ann Richards popularized the line by using it in a speech but she credits Linda Ellerbee with giving her the line, and Ellerbee credits an anonymous passenger on an airplane with giving her the line (see [Keyes, Ralph (2006), The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, St. Martin's Griffin, 77, 0312340044]). The official Ginger Rogers website http://www.gingerrogers.com/about/quotes.html attributes the line to Thaves.
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„I guess the only jewels of my life were the pictures I made with Fred Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Rita Hayworth in Hallowell, John. "Rita Hayworth: Don't Put the Blame on Me, Boys." New York Times October 25, 1970, sec. 2, pp. 15, 38. (M).

„Sure he (Fred Astaire) was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards… and in high heels.“

—  Bob Thaves cartoonist 1924 - 2006

A May 3, 1982 Frank and Ernest cartoon.
Elizabeth Knowles, " Backwards and in high heels http://books.google.com/books?id=jxFQqDLav6wC&pg=PT25&dq=%22backwards%22+%22high+heels%22+%22ginger+rogers%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wPs_U-qZC9PNsQS90YLYBQ&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22backwards%22%20%22high%20heels%22%20%22ginger%20rogers%22&f=false", What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (Oxford Press: 2006)
" Quotes About Ginger Rogers http://www.gingerrogers.com/about/quotes.html", Ginger Rogers: The Official Site
Often incorrectly attributed to Faith Whittlesey, Ann Richards (who used it in a 1988 speech), or to Ginger Rogers herself
Alternative version: Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.
Fonte: http://www.frankandernest.com/

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„Grayce Llewellyn thought that with appropriate dietary restrictions, she and J Sheringham Adair could have Ivor Llewellyn looking like Fred Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

From P.G. Wodehouse's Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin (1972).

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„Fred Astaire once worked so hard/ he often lost his breath/ and now he taps all other chaps to death“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

from Lorenz Hart's lyric to "Do it the Hard Way" from Pal Joey.

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„When I was in the Soviet Union recently I was being interviewed by a newspaperman and he said, "Which dancers influenced you the most?" and I said, "Oh, well, Fred Astaire." He looked very surprised and shocked and I said, "What's the matter?" He said, "Well, Mr. Balanchine just said the same thing."“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Jerome Robbins in Heeley, David, producer and director. Fred Astaire: Puttin' on his Top Hat and Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (two television programs written by John L. Miller), PBS, March 1980. (M).

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