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.
Here are 10 things you should know about Walter Catlett, born 133 years ago today. He enjoyed a long career in the theatre before becoming an in-demand character actor in Hollywood.
Here are 10 things you should know about Roger Pryor, born 120 years ago today. He enjoyed success on Broadway, in films, on radio and as the leader of a dance orchestra.
Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Whiteman, born 131 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.
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Here are 10 things you should know about Gene Kelly, born 108 years ago. He enjoyed success as a dancer, of course, but also as an actor, director, choreographer, screenwriter and producer.