my tribute to him

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How do you feel about our relationship?

“ Everything’s going to be alright, as long as we stick together ”

“The day you told me you loved me was the greatest day of my life”

Always knew there was something special about you. Glad I found it”

“It’ll be a cold day in hell before I let anything bad happen to you”

“Don’t know what karma I cashed, but I definitely don’t deserve someone as good as you” 

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“The deadly thing in my job is to attach too much meaning to everything. You have to have a sense of humour about yourself…I’m definitely trying to figure this all out as I go along, how to craft a career. As things get bigger, I have days of depression, sitting in the house and wondering ‘What are you doing? Is it even relevant?’

Happy 34th Birthday, Adam Driver! [November 19th, 1983]

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RIP John Heard (1945-2017) - The talented character actor best remembered as Peter Mcallister, Macaulay Culkin’s father in the Home Alone franchise (1990-1992) died yesterday. Before the successful two films, he had a solid career as a leading man and supporting actor in films like Between the Lines (1977), the mini-series The Scarlet Letter (1979), Heart Beat (1980), Cat People (1982), C.H.U.D. (1984), Scorsese’s After Hours (1985), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), Betrayed (1988), Beaches (1988), The Package (1989), Awakenings (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Deceived (1991), Radio Flyer (1992) and his great turn as a disabled war veteran who helps his friend Jeff Bridges to solve a crime in Cutter’s Way (1981), one of his most acclaimed roles. His posterior credits include Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992), The Pelican Brief (1993), In the Line of Fire (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), Before and After (1996), Snake Eyes (1998), Pollock (2000), Animal Factory (2000), O (2001), White Chicks (2004), The Great Debaters (2007), Too Big to Fail (2008), Warren (2014) and five new projects in post-production in 2017. TV appaearances include The Client, Jack & Bobby, Entourage, Prison Break, CSI: Miami, and as detective Makazian in The Sopranos, which earned him an EMMY nomination as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

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“That’s what you do up there … you dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams! I know … if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rain storm … then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man, and won’t worry anymore that the Pittsburgh Pirates lost a helluva shortstop!”


Remembering Gene Kelly on his 105th birthday 🌹

A tribute to a great dancer, actor, director, producer and choreographer 🌟

Born on August 23, 1912 as Eugene Curran Kelly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died on February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills/L.A., California

“I took it as it came, and it happened to be very nice.”

I picked ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ to pay tribute to Gene, because it will be my all-time favorite movie, and I love him so much in this masterpiece!!! Besides, it was the first time I ‘met’ this amazingly talented man … and my “Invitation to the Dance”!

Thank you Gene … for all the memorable, magical dancing you put on the screen or stage and for being such an inspiration! You will always brighten up my day! Love you ❤!

May the heavenly stage be set for your dance among the stars tonight … I know, it will be fantastic! 🌟


“I learned long ago that there is no shortcut to success. You have to work hard for what you get. And it must be planned work, based on a firm foundation of some natural talent or desire. That’s where I got lucky. I was born with a hankering to dance.”

“In the 1930s there was this tendency in Hollywood to portray everyone as rich. Even if they were doing a poor man’s dance, they were all so nicely clothed, gowned, coiffured. That’s why I decided to wear white socks, loafers, T-shirts, and blue jeans. I had a sociopolitical context in front of me: I was a child of the Depression who danced in a way that would represent the common man.“

“I wanted to invent some kind of American dance that was danced to the music that I grew up on: Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Irving Berlin. So I evolved a style that certainly didn’t catch on right away. But I had some good mentors in New York who encouraged me.”

~ Gene Kelly ~

“DANCERS ARE THE ATHLETES OF GOD”  

~ Albert Einstein ~

When you’re in love but also dramatic as hell

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“GALLY!!!!!!! Notice in the movie, he never once says something you can truly disagree with.”

- James Dashner on #mazerunnerfriday

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Remembering Donald O’Connor on his 92nd Birthday 🌹

A tribute to an amazing actor, dancer, singer, composer and choreographer …. a real entertainer🌟

Born on August 28, 1925 as Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor in Chicago, Illinois

Died on September 27, 2003 in Los Angeles/Woodland Hills, California

“I can picture things, like a painter would, though I’m not good at painting, either. But in terms of framing people, the basic idea for a routine, the continuity … that I can do.”


A very long time ago, when I was a child, a handsome Irish man stole my heart away ! The first time I “met” him, he was perfectly dancing on the screen and putting so much joy and passion into it! Over the years, I’ve learned to love him more and more. At first, because of his personality, modesty, the sometimes painful beauty of imperfection he struggled and, finally, coped with in real life. Besides, he never forgot where he came from. This wonderful guy will always have a place in my heart!

Love you, Donald 💋 … have fun while dancing among the stars🌟tonight! I’ll look out for shooting stars …


“I grew up in vaudeville. All the hoofers used to get together in a drugstore down the street from the theater, or what-have-you, and if they knew a new step they would teach it to you. I learned hoofing steps that way. But going into ballet didn’t come until I made those pictures with Kelly.” 

“It wasn’t until I worked with Gene Kelly and Bob Alton [Robert Alton, choreographer for ‘I Love Melvin’ and 'Call Me Madam’] that I started to dance as, what I called, a total dancer … that I started dancing from the waist up, using my arms, my hands, and synchronisation in that way.” 

“My brothers and my mother were all dancers, outside of whatever else they did, like acrobats, high-wire, trapeze. I was born in a circus.”

“I’ve still got to find a place in life as a human being, not a machine … I’m no angel. I’m the same as everyone else … I’m subject to fever and headaches and bad temper just like anybody else.”

“I’m the guy who danced through life. It seems that no matter what I do, if I did MacBeth, they’d want me to do eight bars of "Tea For Two” just because it pleases. It’s the kind of dancing I do - jumping around and having a good time. It’s happy, gay, and pleasant. Dancing is so wonderful. Once they start the music, your whole day, if it’s been rotten, seems to melt away. You get carried away in the tune that you’re moving to. It’s a marvelous catharsis … to be able to get on top and tap dance.“

“Sometimes I wish I’d been managed better …”

~ Donald O’Connor ~

"Donald O'Connor was one of the most talented, gifted, personable people in our business.”  

~ A. C. Lyles, producer for Paramount Pictures and a close friend of the O'Connor family ~

“The number was his own and nothing was imposed on him, except for the finish. I wanted him to do the trick that he had done as a little boy in vaudeville. So we got his brother over to rehearse him with a rope to get his confidence back and then to break through the wall at the end. The rest was all his, and it was unbelievable.”

~ Gene Kelly about Donald’s immortal “Make ‘Em Laugh”. Besides, Gene named him respectfully “The O'Connor”. ~


“And for sheer joy there is the riotous “Make 'Em Laugh” song-and-dance interlude by Donald O'Connor in which the likeable young performer almost slays himself and the audience with his nimble footwork. The only complaint about O'Connor is that the more you see of him the more you want.“

~ Excerpt from “The Hollywood Reporter’s” review of “Singin’ In The Rain”, published on March 12, 1952 ~

"I’ve always admired the dancing style of Donald O'Connor, and was lucky to meet him once during my tap dance training in New York in the mid 1990s. Such a lovable guy and his performance on stage … even in his early seventies, he was still so amazing!”

~ Cristina, my wonderful tap coach 💋 and an excellent dancer herself ~


“THERE ARE SHORTCUTS TO HAPPINESS AND DANCING IS ONE OF THEM!”

~ Vicki Baum, Austrian writer and musician ~


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Child of d u s t, to mother now return;
For every seed must die before it grows.
And though above the world may toil and turn,
No prying spades will find you here
b e l o w.

its been months but the end of Stone Ocean still destroys me