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Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987)

Fred Astaire began his vaudeville career at five, and by their early 20’s he and sister Adele were dancing legends in the U.S. and Britain. The mere mention of his name evokes a debonair vision of elegance. With his perfectionism, creativity, and grace he redefined the movie musical, and he and partner Ginger Rogers set the standard for future dance pairings. But choreography and dance were not his only forte. He was a natural singer who introduced more songs by great American tunesmiths than anyone else, and he proved his skill as a dramatic actor in On the Beach (1959).

After a highly successful Broadway career, Adele left the team to marry in 1932. Fred danced on stage with other partners. His first show without Adele was Gay Divorce in which he introduced “Night and Day.” He was a leading man in his own right before receiving the call from Hollywood where he enjoyed even greater success.

He was first paired with Rogers in Flying Down to Rio (1933). Their on-screen chemistry led to eight more films, notably Top Hat (1935) which established his tuxedoed image and introduced the Oscar-winning Irving Berlin song “Cheek to Cheek.” Their films together were noted for the great standards they introduced: Swing Time (1936) with its Oscar-winning “The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields and Shall We Dance (1937) with the Gershwins’ “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”.



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