AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981 TV Movie)
Cyd Charisse: [Paraphrasing a speech from "The Band Wagon"] Fred, the whole company got together... we all chipped in and we bought you... nothing. So, we have nothing to give you but our gratitude,our appreciation, and our love. The show's a hit, but we all agreed that no matter what happened to it, it was wonderful working with you. The show's gonna run a long time, and as far as I'm concerned, Fred, it's going to be forever.