Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nebraska Interesting People

Edward Montgomery Clift was born in Omaha on October 17, 1920.  Montgomery was an American film and stage actor. He began his career on Broadway at age 15. He co-starred with John Wayne in the late 1940s. In the early 1950s he was one of Hollywood's leading men, co-starring with Elizabeth Taylor.

Frederick Austerlitz, better known as Fred Astaire, was born in Omaha on May 10, 1899.  Fred began his career in vaudeville in 1905 with his sister Adele. He remained in show business for 76 years as a film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor.


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