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Peter Lawford a popular English actor from 1940s to the 1960s

Peter Lawford (September 7, 1923 – December 24, 1984) was an English-born American actor. Lawford was a member of the “Rat Pack” and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, and more noted in later years for his off-screen activities as … Continue reading

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Joan Leslie

Joan Leslie (born January 26, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired actress who appeared in such classic films as “High Sierra” (1941), “Sergeant York” (1941) and “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942). During World War II, Leslie was a regular volunteer … Continue reading

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Betty Furness

Betty Furness (January 3, 1916 – April 2, 1994) was an American film and television actress. Among her film successes were “Magnificent Obsession” (1935) and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film “Swing Time” (1936). Furness might be best remembered … Continue reading

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For The Boys: Fred Astaire dances for G.I.’s in Paris (1944)

For The Boys Fred Astaire dances for U.S. soldiers in the palace garden at Versailles, France during WWII. September, 1944

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Jane Powell — A singer, dancer, and actress

Jane Powell (born April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress. After rising to fame as a singer in her home state of Oregon, Powell signed with MGM while still in her teens and was cast in such … Continue reading

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