Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. Signed to RKO, he was loaned to MGM to appear in Dancing Lady (1933) before starting work on RKO's Flying Down to Rio (1933). In the latter film, he began his highly successful partnership with Ginger Rogers, with whom he danced in 9 RKO pictures. During these years, he was also active in recording and radio. On film, Astaire later appeared opposite a number of partners through various studios. After a temporary retirement in 1945-7, during which he opened Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Astaire returned to film to star in more musicals through 1957. He subsequently performed a number of straight dramatic roles in film and TV. Date of Death 22 June 1987, Los Angeles, California  (pneumonia)
Name Fred Astaire
Also Known As Frederic Austerlitz Jr.
Birthday 1899-05-10
Deathday 1987-06-22
Gender Male
IMDB Fred Astaire profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Omaha, Nebraska, USA
As: Jerry Travers
1935-09-06
Top Hat...
As: John "Lucky" Garnett
1936-08-27
Swing Time...
As: Harlee Claiborne
1974-12-14
The Towering Inferno...
As: Danny O'Neill
1940-12-09
Second Chorus...
As: S.D. Kluger (narrato
1977-04-06
The Easter Bunny Is ...
As: Huckleberry Haines
1935-03-08
Roberta...
As: Ricky Hawthorne
1981-12-18
Ghost Story...
As: Jervis Pendleton III
1955-05-05
Daddy Long Legs...
As: Dick Avery
1957-02-13
Funny Face...
As: S.D. Kluger (narrato
1970-12-14
Santa Claus Is Comin...
As: Ted Hanover
1942-08-04
Holiday Inn...
As: Guy Holden
1934-10-12
The Gay Divorcee...
As: Bake Baker
1936-02-20
Follow the Fleet...
As: Fred Ayres
1933-12-22
Flying Down to Rio...
As: Julian Osborn
1959-12-17
On the Beach...
As: Robert Curtis
1941-09-25
You'll Never Get Ric...
As: (segment "Cinéma de
2007-05-19
To Each His Own Cine...
As: Tony Hunter
1953-08-07
The Band Wagon...
As: Don Hewes
1948-07-08
Easter Parade...
As: Tony Flagg
1938-09-02
Carefree...
As: Josh Barkley
1949-05-04
The Barkleys of Broa...
As: Finian McLonergan
1968-10-09
Finian's Rainbow...
As: Bert Kalmar
1950-07-12
Three Little Words...
As: Himself
1945-08-13
Ziegfeld Follies...
As: Steve Canfield
1957-07-18
Silk Stockings...
As: Charlie Hill
1952-02-22
The Belle of New Yor...
As: Johnny Parkson Riggs
1945-11-20
Yolanda and the Thie...
As: Fred Atwell (Fred Bu
1943-07-13
The Sky's the Limit...
As: Himself
1933-11-24
Dancing Lady...
As: Robert 'Bob' Davis
1942-11-19
You Were Never Lovel...
As: Johnny Brett
1940-02-09
Broadway Melody of 1...
As: Jerry Halliday
1937-11-19
A Damsel in Distress...
As: Tom Bowen
1951-03-23
Royal Wedding...
As: Vernon Castle
1939-03-29
The Story of Vernon ...
As: Franklyn Ambruster
1962-07-26
The Notorious Landla...
As: Jed Potter
1946-10-15
Blue Skies...
As: Himself - Co-Host /
1976-05-17
That's Entertainment...
As: The Baltimore Kid
1970-11-17
The Over The Hill Ga...
As: Unknown
1977-05-20
The Purple Taxi...
As: Biddeford 'Pogo' Poo
1961-06-01
The Pleasure of His ...
As: Unknown
1976-11-24
The Amazing Doberman...
As: Donald Elwood
1950-11-29
Let's Dance...
As: Himself
1985-03-03
George Stevens: A Fi...
As: John Pedley
1969-05-07
Midas Run...
As: Santa Claus
1979-12-23
The Man in the Santa...
As: Ted Long
1978-04-08
A Family Upside Down...
As: Himself - Co-Host /
1974-06-21
That's Entertainment...
As: Himself
1998-01-01
A Bing Crosby Christ...
As: Unknown
1999-12-04
AFI Lifetime Achieve...
As: Unknown
2015-01-01
Perspectives: For th...
As: Himself (archive foo
2002-09-24
Gene Kelly: Anatomy ...
As: Himself
1985-01-01
That's Dancing!...
As: Unknown
1994-07-01
That's Entertainment...
As: Pete "Petrov" Peters
1937-05-07
Shall We Dance...
As: Himself
1975-08-06
Brother Can You Spar...
As: Himself
2014-12-02
Bing Crosby Rediscov...
As: Archive footage
2000-09-01
Hollywood Musicals o...
As: Himself
1958-10-17
An Evening with Fred...
As: Himself
1959-11-04
Another Evening with...
As: Himself
1960-09-28
Astaire Time...
As: Himself
1968-02-07
The Fred Astaire Sho...
As: Unknown
2008-10-14
Hollywood Singing an...
As: Himself (archive foo
2003-05-06
Complicated Women...
As: Unknown
1944-01-01
Twenty Years After...
As: Himself (archive foo
1964-04-13
The Odyssey of Rita ...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
1956-06-24
The Steve Allen Show...
As: Unknown
1961-10-10
Alcoa Premiere...
As: Unknown
1949-01-25
The Emmy Awards...
As: Unknown
1961-09-27
Dr. Kildare...
As: Unknown
1978-12-28
The Kennedy Center H...
As: Unknown
1973-04-02
The American Film In...
As: Unknown
1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
As: Himself
2013-01-05
Talking Pictures...
As: Himself
1980-03-10
Fred Astaire...
As: Chameleon
1978-09-17
Battlestar Galactica...
As: Unknown
1956-02-04
Cinépanorama...