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TCM turns spotlight on Fred Astaire for 24 hours

Millions of Americans flocked to movie theaters in the 1930s and '40s to see Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance.
Millions of Americans flocked to movie theaters in the 1930s and ’40s to see Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is featuring a different star each day during August as part of its Summer Under the Stars program and today belongs to Frederick Austerlitz, otherwise know as Fred Astaire, a Broadway star who made the leap to the silver screen.

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