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Fred Astaire

American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and television presenter

Fred Astaire

American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and television presenter
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birthday
10th
May, 1899
Death
22nd
June, 1987
Birth Place
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the greatest popular-music dancer in history.
His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years. He starred in more than 10 Broadway and West End 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, perfectionism, and innovation. His most memorable dancing partnership was with Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals during the age of Classical Hollywood cinema, including Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), and Shall We Dance (1937). Among the other notable films in which Astaire gained further popularity and took the genre of tap dancing to a new level were Holiday Inn (1942), Easter Parade (1948), The Band Wagon (1953), Funny Face (1957), and Silk Stockings (1957). The American Film Institute named Astaire the fifth-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema in 100 Years… 100 Stars.

instruments played
percussion
Piano
Vocals
Occupation

Actor dancer singer presenter choreographer percussionist

Relatives

Adele Astaire (sister)

Resting Place

Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery

Spouses

Phyllis Livingston Potter (m. 1933; died 1954) Robyn Smith (m. 1980)

Years Active

1904 1981

Name

Fred Astaire

Nationality

United States of America

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