FRED ASTAIRE - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 343600
Sale Price $144.00
The highly acclaimed singer and dancer signs this First Day Cover honoring George Gershwin, dated 1973
First Day Cover signed: "Fred Astaire" in black ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring George Gershwin, postmarked Beverly Hills, California, February 28, 1973. 8c stamp affixed. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. 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. Lightly toned and soiled. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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