Great Performances (1971– )
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The Fred Astaire Songbook 

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Episode complete credited cast:
Audrey Hepburn ... Herself - Host
Adele Astaire ... Herself (voice)
Peter Duchin Peter Duchin ... Himself
Will Friedwald Will Friedwald ... Himself (voice only)
Burton Lane ... Himself
June Gale ... Herself (as June Levant)
Melissa Manchester ... Herself
Liza Minnelli ... Herself
Hermes Pan ... Himself
Richard Schickel ... Himself
Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Oscar Levant ... Himself (archive footage)
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USA

Language:

English

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8 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Features Easter Parade (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Lady Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin
Sung by Fred Astaire accompanied by Oscar Levant
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A must-see for Astaire fans
5 January 2001 | by k_jasmine_99See all my reviews

Audrey Hepburn hosts this loving look back at Fred Astaire and the composers who wrote legendary songs for him. It is a tribute to his unique style of singing that brought these songs to life. Many composers of the day would say Astaire was their favorite singer to write a song for, because he sang the song exactly the way the composer had in mind.

Filled with clips from many of Fred's movies, a couple of his tv appearances, and celebrity interviews, this is a definite must-see for all fans of the incomparable Fred Astaire.


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