Astaire, Fred, 1899-1987

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1899-05-10
Death 1987-06-22
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Fred Astaire (b. Frederick Austerlitz May 10, 1899, Omaha, NE–d. June 22, 1987, Los Angeles, CA) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential dancers in the history of film and television musicals.

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 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. 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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Subjects:

  • Celebrities
  • Male actors
  • Musical films
  • Male singers
  • Dance--Production and direction
  • Entertainers
  • Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Male dancers
  • Actors--Interviews
  • Dancers--Interviews
  • Dance

Occupations:

  • Dancers
  • Vocalists
  • Actors
  • Choreographer
  • Performer

Places:

  • Omaha, NE, US
  • Los Angeles, CA, US