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The Fred Astaire Story: 13: Entertainer of the Century

on BBC Radio 2

'I'm not too impressed by my career. I'm just glad it's been successful, but I don't go around saying "Oh gee, look what I did", I would never do that. Maybe some people do, I don't know, but I couldn't do it.' (Fred Astaire)

David Niven concludes a 13-part tribute with the help of: Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire, Ava Astaire, Irving Berlin, Bill Harbach, Gene Kelly, Richard McKenzie, Anne Miller, Hermes Pan, H.C. Potter, Eleanor Powell, Richard Quine, Ginger Rogers, Sidney Sheldon, Arthur Schwartz, Twiggy, Trudy Wellman
Written by Benny Green

(The Fred Astaire Story: a Radio Times Special on sale at newsagents: price 50p)

Contributors

Presenter:
David Niven
Interviewee:
Fred Astaire
Interviewee:
Adele Astaire
Interviewee:
Ava Astaire
Interviewee:
Irving Berlin
Interviewee:
Bill Harbach
Interviewee:
Gene Kelly
Interviewee:
Richard McKenzie.
Interviewee:
H.C. Potter
Interviewee:
Eleanor Powell
Interviewee:
Richard Quine
Interviewee:
Ginger Rogers
Interviewee:
Sidney Sheldon
Interviewee:
Arthur Schwartz
Writer:
Benny Green
Producer:
John Biilingham

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