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In You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||June 22, 1987 (aged 88)|
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|Relatives||Adele Astaire (sister)|
Astaire started dancing on the stage with his sister Adèle, and when she married he started a movie partnership with Ginger Rogers. After that, he danced with a succession of talented American dancers on movie and on television. He appeared in 32 movies. His movie partners included Eleanor Powell, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen, Cyd Charisse: all high-class dancers, and on TV with Barrie Chase. Their An evening with Fred Astaire won nine Emmy Awards in 1958.
Astaire was also an excellent actor, and a successful, though personally modest, singer. He introduced some of the most celebrated songs from the Great American Songbook. He married Phyllis Potter in 1933; they had two children. After her death, he remarried in 1980 to Robyn Smith, a female jockey 45 years his junior.
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- Fred Astaire biography at Allmovie Guide
- Fred Astaire tribute site.
- Fred Astaire biography at AlsoDances.Net
- Time.com: The Great American Flyer Fred Astaire:1899-1987
- Time Magazine archive: Astaire essay by Richard Corliss
- Astaire's religious views incl. many extracts from his biographers
- Ava Astaire discusses her father's legacy. (BBC Television - Realplayer required)
- Fred Astaire at Find-A-Grave
- "He's in Heaven..." - In Memoriam Fred Astaire