Fred Astaire Biography

Fred Astaire 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Fred Astaire
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Singer, Choreographer, Percussionist, Film Producer, Dancer, Musician
Ethnicity:
Jewish people, Austrian American, German American
Religion:
Episcopalian
Date of Birth:
May 10, 1899
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
June 22, 1987
Age at Death:
88
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
Marriages
  • 1933-07-12
    Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25)
Fred Astaire Timeline
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