Bob Thaves

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Bob Thaves (5 October 19241 August 2006) was a cartoonist known for his comic strip Frank and Ernest.


  • Sure he (Fred Astaire) was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards... and in high heels.
    • A May 3, 1982 Frank and Ernest cartoon. [1]
    • Elizabeth Knowles, "Backwards and in high heels", What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (Oxford Press: 2006)
    • "Quotes About Ginger Rogers", Ginger Rogers: The Official Site
    • Often incorrectly attributed to Faith Whittlesey, Ann Richards (who used it in a 1988 speech), or to Ginger Rogers herself
    • Alternative version: Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

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