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Lucille Bremer

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“Every dancer hopes to dance with Fred Astaire. He is the goal we all set. So when my second picture was “Ziegfeld Follies,” with Fred Astaire as my dancing partner, I felt my dream had come true sooner than I had a right to expect.”

 

Biography

Lucille Bremer (February 21, 1917 – April 16, 1996) was an American film actress and dancer.

Bremer was born in Amsterdam, New York and began her career as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, aged 16. Bremer, along with fellow stars Vera-Ellen and June Allyson, appeared as a ‘Pony Girl’ in the Broadway musical Panama Hattie in 1940. Spotted by a talent scout, she was taken to Hollywood where her screen test impressed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer mogul Louis B. Mayer. An accomplished dancer, she was also considered to display potential as a dramatic actress.

She made her screen debut in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) as Judy Garland’s sister, and followed this with a co-starring role opposite Fred Astaire in Yolanda and the Thief (1945), and a featured dance performance, once again with Astaire, in two memorable sequences in Ziegfeld Follies (1946). Her last major film was Till the Clouds Roll By (1946), but after this MGM began to lose interest in promoting her… read more

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