Astaire's Wife Drops Suit Against Award Show

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 3:41 PM EDT) -- The second wife of Fred Astaire has dropped a suit challenging the rights of his daughter Phyllis Ava Astaire McKenzie to hold an annual awards show honoring the late dancing legend and his sister.

Robyn Astaire filed a motion Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to voluntarily dismiss the suit, which a federal judge said in June was unlikely to be successful.

The suit, filed May 28 against McKenzie — who is the dancer's daughter from his first marriage...
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