Dancing the Night Away with Fred Astaire

Celebrate Fred Astaire’s birthday on May 10th by checking out a few of his movies from the library. Astaire was a man of many talents. Born in 1899, he was well-known for being an actor, dancer and choreographer. After performing in his first Hollywood screen test, a producer had this to say about him: “Can’t act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” Astaire went on to show that producer and made over 40 movies including Silk Stockings, Easter Parade, and my personal favorite Holiday Inn. In many of his movies, he is partnered with the beautiful Ginger Rogers. He passed away in Los Angeles, California on June 22, 1987.


That producer's quote is wonderful! Where did you find it?

(can't act, funny hair, can dance a little.)

I found it in Chase's Calendar of Events. The book is awesome for finding out what events happened on each day of the year.