Caption: Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Charles Butterworth, Burgess Meredith and Artie Shaw in Second Chorus (1940)
Soundtrack, Actor, Composer
Born: May 23, 1910
Star sign: Gemini
Known for: Flags of Our Fathers (2006), The Aviator (2004), Raging Bull (1980), The Rocketeer (1991)
Artie Shaw was the rival of Benny Goodman in the Swing era. With a different style of playing, his sound on clarinet was more liquid than Goodman's sound. After playing in different orchestras in the late 1920s and '30s, he formed his own orchestra in 1936, and he added a string quartet to the Big Band. In 1938, he had a famous hit with the ...