Astaire was so bereaved that he wanted to shut down the picture and offered to pay the production costs out of his own pocket. June 22 At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. What a routine I could have worked up for a film sequence if they had existed a few years ago. Theirs was the prototype of a gloriously happy marriage. Family legend attributes the name to an uncle surnamed "L'Astaire. Dance reviews.
There is no proof of this, and they do not surface in surviving reels.
Subscriber Login Email Address. According to Hollywood folklore, a screen test report on Astaire for RKO Radio Picturesnow lost along with the test, is reported to have read: New York Times. Fred Astaire was a famous dancer and choreographer one who creates and arranges dance performances who worked in vaudeville traveling variety entertainment actsmusical comedy, television, radio, and Hollywood musicals.