In celebration of American films, Dogbotz Boneyard is making available for purchase top-quality, mint-condition, glossy black-and-white photographic prints of well-renowned movie stars of the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s and early ‘60s. Each print comes in a clear document holder and is ready to be matted and/or framed.
Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films and several award-winning television specials and issued numerous recordings. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is best known as the dancing partner and on-screen romantic interest of Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals that transformed the genre.
Gene Kelly, another major innovator in filmed dance, said that “the history of dance on film begins with Astaire.” As such, Fred Astaire’s accolades include: an honorary Academy Award presented to him by Ginger Rogers in 1950 “for his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures,” an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in 1975’s Towering Inferno, the first recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award in 1978, and The Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 1981.