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The Lambs Club Annual Spring Gambol

Honoured "in appreciation of the dignity and good taste that has dominated both his public and private life"

Date 7 April 1962
Organisers The Lambs Club
Location The Lambs Club, New York

Staged by Frank M. Thomas

The George Eastman House George Award

Awarded the George Award "for outstanding contribution to motion pictures"

Date 16 October 1965
Organisers The George Eastman House
Location Rochester, New York

Liberty Magazine's Musical Comedy Star of the Century

Date February 15, 1972
Organisers Hollywood Women's Press Club
Location The Beverly Hills Hotel, Hollywood, California

Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala

Date 30 April 1973
Organisers The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Location Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Special Guests Adele Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Post-Gala Reception

Location New York State Theatre
Music by Count Basie and his Orchestra

Delta Kappa Alpha Banquet

Co-honouree with Stanley Donen

Honoured "for their longtime dedication to the art and industry of film"

Date 16 November 1975
Organisers Delta Kappa Alpha (the national cinema fraternity)
Location University of Southern California

Speakers include Cyd Charisse, Petula Clark, Bob Fosse, Walter Matthau, Ann Miller, Jane Powell

Academy of Television Arts and Science

Plaque reads, "To Fred Astaire who has entertained the world with style, elegance, sophistication and dignity. Thank you for the pleasure of your company."

Date 4 February 1978
Organisers The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Location Century Plaza Hotel, Century City, California

Hosted by Carol Burnett
Speakers include Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood

American National Theatre Association and Academy West and the Antans

Presented the 1978 National Artist Award for "contributing immeasurably to the American Theatre"

Date 6 October 1978
Organisers The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Location Century Plaza Hotel, Century City, California

Speakers include Helen Hayes, Gene Kelly and ANTA West Coast President Robert Stack

Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award

Co-honouree with Marian Anderson, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers and Arthur Rubenstein

Honoured for "contributions to American culture through performing arts"

Date 3 December 1978
Organisers The Kennedy Center
Location The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Puttin' On The Ritz - A Jazz Tribute to Fred Astaire

Date 27 June, 1980
Organisers The Newport Jazz Festival
Location Carnegie Hall, New York

Performers include George Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, Mel Torme, George Shearing and Sylvia Syms

Pied Piper Award

"Fred Astaire is one of the best friends words and music ever had. Whereever he has sung and danced, the fans have followed, making him a true Pied Piper."

Date 24 September 1980
Organisers American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Location Beverly Hills Hotel, Hollywood, California

The American Film Tribute Lifetime Achievement Award

Date Friday, 10 April, 1981
Organisers The American Film Institute
Location The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood

Hosted by David Niven
Featuring James Cagney, Gene Kelly, Charlton Heston, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Barrie Chase, Bob Fosse, Hermes Pan, Audrey Hepburn, Eleanor Powell, Cyd Charisse, James Stewart

An Academy Centennial Tribute to Fred Astaire 

Date Friday, 14 May, 1999 at 8:00 p.m. 
Organisers The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy Foundation
Location The Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by John Forsythe
Featuring Cyd Charrisse, John Irvin, Joan Leslie, Ann Miller, George Sidney, Bug Yorkin.


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Fred Astaire: His Daughter's Tribute 

Date Sunday, 18 February 2001 
Organisers Ava Astaire McKenzie and Presented by Musical Stages 
Location The London Palladium

Hosted by Ava Astaire McKenzie
Featuring Elmer Bernstein, Cyd Charrisse, Sir George Martin, Tony Martin, Ann Miller, Michael Parkinson, Jane Powell, Robert Wagner

Invited, but were unable to attend Leslie Caron, Sir John Mills, Gregory Peck (Thanks to Irene Heimann of the Fred Astaire Mailing List for this information)

Benefiting the Montserrat Foundation For Charitable Giving


The Program (advertisements, cast biographies and sponsors omitted)-
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Fred Astaire- A Daughter's Tribute Commemorative CD
The CD contains a live recording of the musical numbers from the tribute. Unfortunately, the interviews are omitted.

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