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)

The database contains 158 images with Fred Astaire, divided over 24 titles.

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Lobby card with Audrey Hepburn

1600 * 1237 Funny Face 1957

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1600 * 1239 Funny Face 1957

Promo shot with Audrey Hepburn

1600 * 1189 Funny Face 1957

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2126 * 1577 The Gay Divorcee 1934

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2126 * 1646 The Gay Divorcee 1934

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1671 * 2126 The Gay Divorcee 1934

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2743 * 2041 The Gay Divorcee 1934

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2126 * 1622 The Gay Divorcee 1934

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2126 * 1631 The Gay Divorcee 1934

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2126 * 1566 The Gay Divorcee 1934

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2125 * 1559 Top Hat 1935

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2125 * 1688 Top Hat 1935

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1747 * 2125 Top Hat 1935

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2125 * 1544 Top Hat 1935

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2480 * 1846 Top Hat 1935

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1672 * 2126 Follow the Fleet 1936

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1828 * 2126 Follow the Fleet 1936

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