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 considered the most influential dancer in the history of film.

His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years. He starred in more than 10 Broadway and London musicals, made 31 musical films, four television specials, and issued numerous recordings. As a dancer, his most outstanding traits were his uncanny sense of rhythm, his perfectionism, and his innovation. His favorite and most memorable dancing partnership was with Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals. The American Film Institute named Astaire 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
How Lucky Can You Get
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Fred Astaire
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
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It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Fred Astaire
Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek
Fred Astaire
Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek

Cheek To Cheek

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Leo Reisman Orchestra
Fred Astaire
Puttin' On The Ritz
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Puttin' On The Ritz
Fred Astaire
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
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Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Fred Astaire
How Lucky Can You Get
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How Lucky Can You Get
Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
Fred Astaire
How Are Things Glocca Morra
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How Are Things Glocca Morra
Fred Astaire
You're Easy To Dance With
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You're Easy To Dance With
Irving Berlin
Top hat, white tie and tails
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Top hat, white tie and tails
Fred Astaire
If Swing Goes, I Go Too
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If Swing Goes, I Go Too
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
Easter Parade (feat. Fred Astaire)
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Easter Parade (feat. Fred Astaire)
Fred Astaire And Judy Garland
A Couple Of Swells
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A Couple Of Swells

A Couple Of Swells

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Fred Astaire And Judy Garland
Fred Astaire
Happy Easter
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Happy Easter
Fred Astaire
Happy Easter
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Happy Easter
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
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