Upon the recommendation of our friend Anon of NY I picked up a copy of Fred Astaire by Joseph Epstein at the local library.
There are three things of note in Fred's life.
He was a very private man and a perectionist in his craft. You have never heard a whiff of scandal about his life
Wasn't a bad singer. Many of the leading song writers of the 20th century wrote some of their best work for him.
He could dance a bit on stage. Never socially.
I just saved you an hour and a half. A much better use of that hour and half would be to catch several of the Fred and Gingers on TCM this week.