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Eleanor Powell
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    (November 21, 1912-February 11, 1982)
    Best known for tap dancing with Fred Astaire in 'The Broadway Melody of 1940'
    Starred in 'Broadway Melody of 1936,' 'Born to Dance,' 'Rosalie,' and 'Broadway Melody of 1940'
    Married and divorced Glenn Ford
    She was a shy child.
    She divorced Glenn Ford.
    She was known more for her dancing than her acting ability.
    She disliked tap dancing, saying it was not as 'graceful' as ballet.
    She taught herself to tap dance by attaching sandbags to her legs while dancing.
    She said, 'A tap dancer is really a frustrated drummer.'
    She aged gracefully.
    Her parents divorced when she was a baby.
    She overcame her shyness by taking dance classes as a kid.
    She was one of Fred Astaire's most famous dancing partners.
    She underwent a gall stone operation in the early '40s.

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