Tag Archives: Fred Astaire

Summer Under the Stars

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Happy Birthday Fred Astaire!!

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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

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Fred Astaire, dancer, choreographer, singer, musician & actor (1899-1987)

Max Steiner, composer (1888-1971)
Mae Murray, actress, dancer, film producer & screenwriter (1889-1965)
Dimitri Tiomkin, composer (1894-1979)
Anatole Litvak, filmmaker, writer, director & producer (1902-1974)
David O. Selznick, film producer (1902-1965)
Ishirō Honda, director (1911-1993)
Chuck Roberson, actor & stuntman (1919-1988)
Nancy Walker, actress & comedienne (1922-1992)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

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Tommy Steele, actor, singer & entertainer (1936- )
Later that night see Tommy Steele as a leprechaun in Finian’s Rainbow (1968) at 3:45AM (ET) as part of an evening of films featuring Star of the Month Fred Astaire on December 18th

Ray Noble, bandleader, composer, arranger, radio comedian, & actor (1903-1978)
Before Finian’s Rainbow see Ray Noble with Fred Astaire in A Damsel in Distress (1937) at 2:00AM (ET)

Aubrey Mather, actor (1885-1958)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

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Max Linder, actor, director, screenwriter, producer & comedian (1883-1925)
See Max Linder in A Damsel in Distress (1937) on December 19th at 2:00AM (ET) as part of an evening of films featuring Star of the Month Fred Astaire.

Noël Coward, playwright, composer, director, actor & singer (1899-1973)
Barbara Kent, actress (1907-2011)
Liv Ullmann, actress & director (1938- )

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

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Ginger Rogers, actress, singer & dancer (1911-1995)
In honor of Ginger Rogers’ birthday today, TCM will be showing Lucky Partners (1940) at 9:15AM (ET)
 
Also, mark your calendars, on July 22nd TCM will be showing films featuring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire:
The Gay Divorcee (1934) 9:00PM (ET)
Top Hat (1935) 11:00PM (ET)
Follow the Fleet (1936) 1:00AM (ET)
Swing Time (1936) 3:00AM (ET)
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) 5:00AM (ET)

Note before the Astaire-Rogers Marathon see Fred Astaire with Johnny Carson as part of “Carson on TCM” at 6:00PM (ET)

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Peter Van Eyck, actor (1911-1969)
Along with Ginger TCM will be honoring Peter Van Eyck’s birthday by showing Edge of Darkness (1943) at 11:00AM (ET)

Percy Kilbride, actor (1888-1964)
Mary Philbin, actress (1902-1993)
Vincent Sherman, director & actor (1906-2006)
Barbara Stanwyck, actress (1907-1990)
Sonny Tufts, actor (1911-1970)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

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David O. Selznick, film producer (1902-1965)
See two David O. Selznick productions on May 15th with The Third Man (1949) 9:30AM (ET) and Spellbound (1945) 10:00PM (ET)

 

Max Steiner, composer (1888-1971)   125th Birthday
Mae Murray, actress, dancer, film producer & screenwriter (1889-1965)
Dimitri Tiomkin, composer (1894-1979)
Fred Astaire, dancer, choreographer, singer, musician & actor (1899-1987)
Anatole Litvak, filmmaker, writer, director & producer (1902-1974)
Chuck Roberson, actor & stuntman (1919-1988)
Nancy Walker, actress & comedienne (1922-1992)

Wednesday Hollywood Words

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Celebrating the golden age of Hollywood

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a fresh look at old films