She met the very famous composer and orchestra conductor on the set of Swing Romance (1940) with Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith. They had a short romance.

Shaw was a capricious and militant man, opposed to racial segregation in the States. He was also a ladies’ man who was the talk of the town because of his many female conquests.  He was married and divorced eight times including with actresses Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. His last wife Evelyn Keyes was one of Paulette’s good friends. 


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