fred osborne

In an August 2008 episode of TCM’s The Essentials with Robert Osborne, Mr Osborne recalled the last time he saw Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers together. It was during publicity for 1985′s That’s Dancing, for which Fred and Ginger were both in attendance. When Fred was called upon for a photo shoot, he had difficulty getting to his feet (he had developed some trouble with his inner-ear later in life). Mr Osborne recalled that Ginger helped Fred to his feet, and then walked him to their photo mark with her arms around him. (“A very poignant and sweet moment.”)