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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Fred Astaire-Fred and Carlyle

Today is the 127th anniversary of the birth of my favorite film stare, the incomparable Fred Astaire.  I've written plenty about  Fred  on this blog.   Truly there has  never been a more elegant, graceful, charming and stylish man in the history American film.   Fred's elegance is on full display in these pictures from a 1962 edition of Life magazine showing him playing with his Siamese cat, Carlyle.   

The two definiely compliment each other.  Carlyle's elegant lines and the marking on his fur definitely remind one of Fred,  a case of pet looking like owner to be sure.

Apparently Carlyle was a gift from Kim Novak after Fred appeared with her in the film The Notorious Landlady.  Fred named his cat after the character Kim played in the film.


  1. I didn't nose Fred had a siamese! Mum used to have them when she was a little peeps....then she grew up and got ME!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. So adorable. Glad to know Fred was a cat person, like me. :)

  3. He was a stylish elegant man and also a skilled actor. I love Fred Astaire movies and I really wish musicals would return.

  4. Such great pictures of Fred Astaire Carlyle! They look like really good friends :-)

  5. I love Fred. What a great picture of him and his cat.

  6. 127! We would never have guessed that!

  7. Love those pictures of Fred and Carlyle! xxx

  8. Delightful post! I just adore that you made Carlyle a part of this fun birthday entry. They were both two seriously cool cats! :)

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  9. So cute! Love seeing these pics of Fred Astaire with his cat! <3

  10. Wow - didn't know Fred had a feline friend. Wondering if they ever danced together. :)



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