As a teenager, redheaded Lucille Bremer danced with the Philadelphia Opera Company, then worked as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette in New York. She was still in the chorus when MGM producer Arthur Freed hired her for films. Grooming her for stardom, Freed awarded Bremer a supporting role in Meet Me in St. Louis, then twice teamed her with Fred Astaire in Yolanda and the Thief (1944) and Ziegfeld Follies (1945). An undeniably talented dancer, Bremer's somewhat aloof screen personality precluded big-time stardom; by 1948, she was out of films altogether. After her Hollywood career folded, Lucille Bremer married a Mexican millionaire, and for several years operated a successful children's clothing shop.