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Eleanor Painter

b. 21 November 1912, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, d. 11 Feb 1982, Beverly Hillsides, California, USA. Frequently billed as ‘the globe’s greatest feminine faucet dancer’, Powell is looked upon by many as the utmost achieved of Fred Astaire’s display companions, but without, needless to say, the indefinable magic of Ginger Rogers. …

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Paul Weston

Paul Weston (given birth to Paul Weststein, March 12, 1912, Springfield, MA) was probably one of the most diverse and talented arrangers and conductors from the ’40s and ’50s, moving from mainstream golf swing and jazz to instrumental easy hearing play the span of his profession. Though he started his …

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