Fred Astaire
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1899-05-10
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Fred Astaire

Biography

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, musician, and television presenter. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 ...

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Biography

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, musician, and television presenter.

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India Adams
New Sun in the Sky (feat. Jack Buchanan & Fred Astaire)
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New Sun in the Sky (feat. Jack Buchanan & Fred Astaire)
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Shoes With Wings On
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Shoes With Wings On
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A Couple Of Swells
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A Couple Of Swells
Jerome Kern
A Fine Romance (feat. Fred Astaire, Dorothy Fields & Ginger Rogers)
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A Fine Romance (feat. Fred Astaire, Dorothy Fields & Ginger Rogers)
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I Won't Dance
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I Won't Dance
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Isn't This A Lovely Day
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Isn't This A Lovely Day
Audrey Hepburn
'S WONDERFUL
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'S WONDERFUL
Bing Crosby
A Couple Of Song And Dance Men
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A Couple Of Song And Dance Men
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Puttin' On The Ritz
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Puttin' On The Ritz
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Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek
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Fred Astaire Biography

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, musician, and television presenter.

His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films and several award-winning television specials and issued numerous recordings. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of Old Hollywood by the American Film Institute. As a dancer, he is best remembered for his sense of rhythm, his legendary perfectionism, and as the dancing partner and on-screen romantic interest of Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals which transformed the genre.

Gene Kelly, another major innovator in filmed dance, said that "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire." Beyond film and television, many noted dancers and choreographers, including Rudolf Nureyev, Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Madhuri Dixit, also acknowledged his importance and influence. Astaire ranks as the fifth greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars.

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