★ Astaire in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ (1955)
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★ Astaire in ‘Daddy Long Legs’ (1955)

★ American dancer, singer and actor, Fred Astaire, was born on this day in 1899. In a career spanning 76 years, he starred in over 30 movies and gained a reputation for his impeccable sense of rhythm and relentless perfectionism. Often remembered as one half of ‘Fred and… Continue reading

★ Ella Fitzgerald at the Downbeat Club (1947)
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★ Ella Fitzgerald at the Downbeat Club (1947)

★ Today is the centenary of legendary American jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald’s birth! Often referred to as the ‘First Lady of Song’, she was famous for her richly toned voice, impeccable diction and unparalleled talent for vocal improvisation. Born on this day in 1917 in Newport News, Virginia… Continue reading