1981: Fred Astaire
9th AFI Life Achievement Award

On April 10, 1981, Fred Astaire was honored with the 9th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award. With George Stevens, Jr.



Fred Astaire as a boy.



In 1936, Fred Astaire began a weekly radio show broadcast from the NBC studios in Hollywood.



The funhouse sequence from A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS(1937) with George Burns and Gracie Allen.



Fred Astaire planting his feet in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.



Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Judy Garland on the set of THE PIRATE (1947).



"Where Did You Get That Girl?" number with Vera-Ellen in THREE LITTLE WORLDS(1950).



Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron "Slue Foot" in DADDY LONG LEGS(1955).



Fred Astaire's role in THE TOWERING INFERNO(1975) earned him an Academy Award(c) nomination for best supporting actor.


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