Toller Cranston's birthday is today. He was born April 20th, 1949. Another gifted (and controversial) skater who changed men's skating and brought figure skating to another level. I loved watching Toller skate. He did the best Russian Split jump I have ever seen.
This is from a Brian Orser special:
This is one of his early SP programs from 1975 at a Skate Canada competition:
Toller looked like a male ballet dancer when he skated. He brought a flair to everything he did and made foot work look like an art. My favorite Toller exhibition skate is "Too Beautiful To Last" - I did not see it here. Simply an amazing skater.