Did You Know?
You need a real burning ambition to make it in Hollywood. When it's clear that you're not going to, that drive just dies. Then you're left with the most terrible emptiness that never leaves.
According to Laura Wagner in her Spring 2013 issue of Films of the Golden Age, Richard started taking dance lessons at age 7 and was inspired by the fancy cinematic footwork of Fred Astaire
and Ginger Rogers
to pursue a career.