Friday, December 6, 2013

Fred Astaire Month at TCM.....

It is Fred Astaire Month over at TCM.  The man who would become the movies' personification of grace, elegance and gentle humor was born Frederick Austerlitz on May 10, 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska, to an Austrian immigrant in the beer business. 

Noel Coward called him "the greatest dancer who ever lived," and Oscar Levant considered him "the best singer of songs the movie world ever knew." 

He performed with 

and of course, Ginger Rogers