I not only am delighted to see you invoke the fabulous Eleanor Powell, but indeed share the surviving Nicholas bro in his assessment of her as the greatest female dancer I've ever seen (and that INCLUDES the late Sinatra paramour Juliet Prowse!).
Indeed, I love her leg-work so much that Powell has made it into the Zanadu Hall of Fame, my roster of 75 personages whose 4x6" white-framed portraits greet every visitor to my Florida condo. (And the shot* I elected to represent Powell is her adjusting her bow tie after completing the most remarkable dance I've ever seen ANYONE pull off, i.e., that "Fascinatin' Rhythm" romp in "Lady Be Good"!)
Thanks so much, Lenona--make that Lenona.!--for giving me the excuse to sing the praises of someone to whom too many folks are totally oblivious!
* Right up there in the Hall adjacent to (and among several dozen others, from antiquity through today): Georg Cantor; Marconi; Rene Descartes; Euler; Larry Wilson; Aristotle; Van Gogh; Jacques Plante; Thales; Streisand; Ronald & Nancy Reagan; Lavoisier; Walter Payton; Jeane Kirkpatrick; Giodorno Bruno; Dr. J; Sinatra; Penn & Teller, Georges Lemaitre; The Allman Brothers Band; Einstein; Savannah Guthrie**; Oscar Peterson; Steve Allen & Jayne Meadows; Bob Ingersoll; Camille Paglia; Asimov; Emo Phillips; Carl Sagan; RHL III; Clark Gable**; Abbott & Costello; Mark Knopfler; Bing Crosby; and oh, yes, that insufferably-idiosyncratic guy with the funny nose, the funnier hair and the funniest voice.
** Whom, as it happens, share the middle name Clark!