FRED ASTAIRE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 309869
Sale Price $342.00
The famous dancer and actor signs his name to a fan on this 7¼x9¼ black and white photograph.
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Daivie,/Fred Astaire", in red ink, B/w 7¼x9¼. Fred Astaire(1899-1987), born Frederick Austerlitz, began his career touring in the vaudeville circuit with his sister Adele as a dancing partner. After many stage hits, he was given a screen test, resulting in the famous verdict: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." In the 1930s, he was paired with Ginger Rogers in ten films and continued to dominate musical films in the 1940s. Astaire was a recipient of a special Academy Awardin 1949 for his contribution to films and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Towering Inferno in 1974. He died at 88 in 1987. Light surface creasing. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Adhesive residue on verso. Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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