Fred Astaire

Born 10 May 1899. Died 22 June 1987
Fred Astaire
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1899-05-10
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Fred Astaire

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. He is widely regarded as the most influential dancer in the history of film.

His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he starred in more than 10 Broadway and London musicals, made 31 musical films, 4 television specials, and issued numerous recordings. As a dancer, he is best remembered for his uncanny sense of rhythm, his perfectionism, his innovation, 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 named by the American Film Institute as the fifth greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema in 100 Years... 100 Stars.

Gene Kelly, another renowned star of filmed dance, said that "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire." Later, he asserted that Astaire was "the only one of today's dancers who will be remembered." Beyond film and television, many dancers and choreographers, including Rudolf Nureyev, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Madhuri Dixit and Bob Fosse, who called Astaire his "idol", also acknowledged his influence.

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Fred Astaire
Easter Parade
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Easter Parade
Fred Astaire
A Couple Of Swells
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A Couple Of Swells
Judy Garland
A Couple Of The Swells
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A Couple Of The Swells
Fred Astaire
Happy Easter
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Happy Easter
Fred Astaire
Happy Easter
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Happy Easter
Judy Garland
Easter Parade (feat. Fred Astaire)
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Easter Parade (feat. Fred Astaire)
Fred Astaire
Puttin' On The Ritz
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Puttin' On The Ritz
Irving Berlin
Easter Parade
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Easter Parade
Irving Berlin
Cheek to Cheek
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Cheek to Cheek
Fred Astaire
We're A Couple Of Swells
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We're A Couple Of Swells
Fred Astaire
A Couple Of Swells (Collaro)
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A Couple Of Swells (Collaro)
Fred Astaire
Something's Gotta Give
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Something's Gotta Give
Fred Astaire
Slap That Bass
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Slap That Bass
Fred Astaire
A Shine On Your Shoes
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A Shine On Your Shoes
Fred Astaire
Puttin' On The Ritz (Club Des Belugas remix)
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Puttin' On The Ritz (Club Des Belugas remix)
George Gershwin
Crazy for you - musical
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Crazy for you - musical
Fred Astaire
Top Hat White Tie And Tails
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Top Hat White Tie And Tails
Fred Astaire
I Wont Dance
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I Wont Dance
Roger Edens
Here’s to the Girls
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Here’s to the Girls
Irving Berlin
Top Hat (1935) - Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
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Top Hat (1935) - Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
George Gershwin
Lady, be Good!: I'd rather Charleston
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Lady, be Good!: I'd rather Charleston
Fred Astaire
Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek
Irving Berlin
Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) (feat. Fred Astaire)
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Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) (feat. Fred Astaire)
Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
Fred Astaire
A Foggy Day (In London Town)
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A Foggy Day (In London Town)
Fred Astaire
Dancing In The Dark
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Dancing In The Dark
Fred Astaire
Steppin' Out With My Baby
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Steppin' Out With My Baby
Fred Astaire
A Foggy Day
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A Foggy Day
Astaire, Fred & Oscar Peterson
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
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Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

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Astaire, Fred & Oscar Peterson
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