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In an era of breadlines, Depression, and wars, I tried to help people get away from all the misery; to turn their minds to something else. I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour.   Busby Berkeley

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  1. November 16, 2012

    He sure made me happy. I still remember the first time I saw that number “Lullaby Of Broadway” with all those dancers. I was only nine but it blew me off the couch and out the door and half way down the street. When I came too, I suddenly and miraculously knew how to tap and I tap danced all the way back home.

    • November 17, 2012

      My dad always told me James Cagney was really (as he said) a hoofer and one of the best dancers in Hollywood — who was famous for his gangster roles. I never researched it to find out if it was true — I just took it as gospel.

      • November 17, 2012

        Honey!!!! Have you never seen “Yankee Doodle Dandy” with Jimmy hoofing it right up the side of the proscenium? Get thee to NetFlix!

      • November 17, 2012

        “My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.”

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