The American actor, singer and dancer at his house in Beverly Hills, California, on May 24, 1966
We would never compare ourselves to Fred Astaire
and Ginger Rogers, but it's going to be our homage them.
On the Fred Astaire
theme, I enjoyed reading the star's autobiography, Steps In Time.
Fast-forward to the Depression, when the self-taught Hollywood choreographer's black-and-white dance fantasies for Fred Astaire
and Ginger Rogers offered Americans escape.
We asked Mrs Coffeegrinder what use she thought anyone would have for an umbrella that does not look much like the late Mr Fred Astaire
A new book about one of Hollywood's finest song-and-dance men, Fred Astaire
by Joseph Epstein (2008, Yale University Press, 198 pages, U.
Emphasising their ability to form great partnerships with customers, they have compared themselves to those movie greats, Fred Astaire
, above, and Ginger Rogers.
He's got a modest, Midwestern affability that recalls the young Fred Astaire
Dancer Fred Astaire
soon followed suit with a $75,000-per-leg insurance policy protection.
Designed to "enlighten and entertain as well as inform," the volume includes brief entries on AARP, Abbott and Costello, the Afghanistan War, AIDS, Woody Allen, the ACLU, "Amos and Andy," Maya Angelou, the Ashcan School, Arthur Ashe, Fred Astaire
, and the atomic bomb.
At the 11th annual Emmy Awards held May 7, 1959, a record-breaking nine Emmys went to "An Evening With Fred Astaire
," the dance master's first musical variety special for the small screen.
Displaying the elegance of Fred Astaire
, Dyer combined both to bury a 32-year hoodoo.
There is a mesmerizing film of Josephine Baker dancing, and of Fred Astaire
and Ginger Rogers gliding across the floor in the Hollywood film The Gay Divorcee, the set of which epitomized and helped to popularize Art Deco.
I'd love to have dinner with Fred Astaire
and Gene Kelly too.
He is "The King" as Fred Astaire
is "The King" of the African dance known as tap.