Fred Astaire
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1899-05-10
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Fred Astaire Biography (Wikipedia)

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer 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 television specials and issued numerous recordings. As a dancer, he is best remembered for his sense of rhythm, his 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. Astaire was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fifth greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema in 100 Years... 100 Stars.

Gene Kelly, another star in filmed dance, said that "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire." Beyond film and television, many 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 influence.

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Needle in a Haystack
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Needle in a Haystack
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Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek
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Steppin' Out With My Baby
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Steppin' Out With My Baby
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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One for My Baby
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One for My Baby
Irving Berlin
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (feat. Fred Astaire)
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Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (feat. Fred Astaire)
Fred Astaire
I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down
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I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down
Fred Astaire
Stepping Out
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Stepping Out
Fred Astaire
'S Wonderful
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'S Wonderful
Fred Astaire
Let's Face The Music And Dance
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
Fred Astaire
Drum Crazy
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Drum Crazy
George Gershwin
Shall We Dance
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Shall We Dance
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