Grandkid Finds Vintage Hollywood Treasures In Grandma's Estate

July 14, 2014 4:18 PM

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Frederick Austerlitz, arguably one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, changed his last name to Astaire after his mother suggested that Austerlitz "sounded as though it could be the name of a battle." (Ginger Rogers, who was his romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of 10 Hollywood musical films, dutifully changed her name from Virginia Katherine McMath after her mother married her step-father, John Logan Rogers).

When Jacob Cohen spewed out the words "I don't get no respect," did people even pay attention? The hilarious "loser" comedian first began his stand-up career as Jack Roy and joked: "I played one was so far out, my act was reviewed in Field & Stream." Looking for a gimmick that would work, ...

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