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'When we came to New York, and we had been to see this dancing instructor who was going to teach us everything, little Freddie said to his father, " Mr Alvienne is going to make a big star out of me" and I said "Don't be silly, that's me." Poor little Freddie, he tried his best, he was a little thing, a cute little boy - Adele Astaire

David Niven continues a 13-part biographical tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of the century, with the help of: Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire, Richard Dolman, Eddie Foy Jr, John Green, Arthur Schwartz, Keenan Wynn.

Additional material by Pat Whitmore, John Boulter and Gordon Langford.

A limited number of copies of the special commemorative book (same title) available from [address removed], price 60p including postage

Contributors

Presenter:
David Niven
Contributor:
Adele Astaire
Contributor:
Fred Astaire
Contributor:
Richard Dolman
Contributor:
Arthur Schwartz
Contributor:
Pat Whitmore
Contributor:
John Boulter
Contributor:
Gordon Langford
Contributor:
Eddie Foy Jr
Contributor:
John Green
Contributor:
Keenan Wynn
Writer:
Benny Green
Producer:
John Billingham

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