I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls.
If Fred Astaire is the Cary Grant of dance, I'm the Marlon Brando.
Fred Astaire represented the aristocracy, I represented the proletariat.
I never wanted to be a dancer. It's true! I wanted to be a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
When Ginger Rogers danced with Astaire, it was the only time in the movies when you looked at the man, not the woman.
My mother had gotten a job as a receptionist at a dancing school and had the idea that we should open our own dancing school; we did, and it prospered.
I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week.