From the opening night of Sweeney Todd, in 1979, for anyone who stills says Angela Lansbury’s Mrs Lovett was all about comedy and no drama. You are wrong. (and her part in My Friends just breaks my heart into a thousand bits)
Fred Astaire talks about breaking the canes that he used as dance props in an interview, 1974.
(Fun fact: When filming the “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” dance, 13 canes were ordered. Fred got frustrated every time he messed up and ended up breaking 12 of the canes. Shooting was completed with the last cane that they had.)