JohnM wrote:Powell's continued recognition and appreciation suffers, not from her abilities as a dancer, compared to Kelly and Astaire, but to her output of films. She has nothing quite like some of the classics of Kelly and Astaire. She's superb. As is my favorite screen dancer, Vera-Ellen.
Well Eleanor Powell has her classic charm and so does Fred though Gene I'm afraid I see nothing in him, (as I said in another thread) he just seems to be too egotistical to be a real classic unlike Fred. Yes his dancing is good but his character is just too over himself. Eleanor Powell's acting I guess just wasn't good though from Lady be Good onwards she improves.
Fred was an excellent actor,dancer,person/Gene was a good actor and nice dancing and Eleanor Powell just danced and was a wonderful person. In the end it really is those who were humble and more educated in their character that got the most respect.