Fred Astaire
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1899-05-10
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Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films ...

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

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Puttin' On The Ritz
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Fred Astaire
Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek Cheek to Cheek Cheek to Cheek Cheek to Cheek
Bing Crosby
A Couple Of Song And Dance Men
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Audrey Hepburn
'S WONDERFUL
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'S WONDERFUL 'S WONDERFUL 'S WONDERFUL 'S WONDERFUL
Fred Astaire
Puttin' On The Ritz
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
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George and Ira Gershwin
The half of it, dearie, blues
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Fred Astaire
I’m Building Up To An Awful Letdown
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Biography

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

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 All Time by the American Film Institute. He is best known 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 #5 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars, a list of greatest screen legends in American film history.

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