Astaire's Daughter Wants Awards Show To Go On

Law360, New York (June 3, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT) -- The daughter of Fred Astaire is asking a federal judge to toss a suit brought by his second wife that would prevent a New York awards show honoring the late dancing legend from going on.

Phyllis Ava Astaire McKenzie filed a motion to dismiss the suit Wednesday, arguing that Robyn Astaire does not have diversity jurisdiction to bring the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The suit, filed Friday against McKenzie — who runs the Fred and Adele Astaire...
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