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Fool for love: How a boy with ‘no prospects’ has stayed married for 70 years to a beautiful dancer
Bob Shapiro didn’t know how to dance. But he knew how to look cool, and so he struck a pose, as teenagers do, sitting on the edge of a table, one leg dangling down, not watching — but watching — the dancers at a tiny club for Jewish kids in Brighton, England, whirling round and round.

A girl across the room was watching him, watching. She had porcelain skin, sparkling blue eyes and jet-black shoulder-length hair. The girl across the room was gorgeous and then she was standing right in front of Bob Shapiro, sizing up his 17-year-old self, asking him a question he didn’t have a very good answer for.

“Why aren’t you dancing?”

Bob mumbled something about not knowing how before mumbling — yes — after the girl, Anita Bazar, a 19-year-old knockout, told him she could teach him.

“I was shocked,” says Bob Shapiro, some 75 years after his first dance with the woman who became his wife. “I have never really been able to figure out why Anita picked me.” (Photo: Matthew Sherwood for National Post)

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