Snapshot: Ethel Merman and Fred Astaire sing a medley

TV CAMERAEthel Merman sings “Some People” (from Gypsy, by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim) on The Hollywood Palace in 1966, followed by a duet medley in which she is joined by Fred Astaire. This is the only time that Merman and Astaire ever performed together in public:

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