Here are 10 things you should know about Gene Kelly, born 111 years ago. He enjoyed success in many roles: dancer, actor, director, choreographer, screenwriter and producer.
Here are 10 things you should know about Ginger Rogers, born 112 years ago today. She enjoyed success in virtually every area of show business: vaudeville, Broadway, radio, recordings, movies, nightclubs and television.
Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Whiteman, born 133 years ago today. Known as the King of Jazz during his heyday, Whiteman isn’t afforded that level of respect by many today, but his influence is undeniable. His music may have leaned to the pop side, but in that era, jazz was dance music, so it was pop, in a sense, and Whiteman helped to bring the new sounds to a wider audience.
We’re featuring Whiteman’s music all day today on Cladrite Radio, so tune in now!
Here are 10 things you should know about Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, born 127 years ago today. Edwards was a much bigger star in his heyday than many would guess today.
Here are 10 things you should know about the great Fred Astaire, born 123 years ago today. For our part, we admire Astaire almost as much for his sartorial panache as for his legendary dancing and singing abilities.