Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
1899 - 1987

Fred Astaire  American Actor


Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, musician, and television presenter....

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship22 yrs, 8 mths
Shortest Relationship4 yrs
Average Relationship Length11 yrs, 8 mths
First Name Frederick
Last Name Astaire
Full Name at Birth Frederic Austerlitz Jr.
Alternative Name Fred Astaire
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th May, 1899
Birthplace Omaha, Nebraska,usa
Died 22nd June, 1987
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, percussionist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Rogers and Astaire
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1904–1981, 1904–1981
Music Style Show Tunes, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Jazz, Cast Recordings, Standards, Vocal Jazz
Music Mood Sophisticated, Stylish, Confident, Refined/Mannered, Smooth, Elegant, Playful, Cheerful, Springlike, Witty, Poignant, Joyous, Sentimental, Reserved, Romantic, Relaxed, Soothing, Carefree, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Happy
Instrument Vocals, Dancer
Official Websites
Father Friedrich Emanuel Austerlitz
Mother Johanna "Ann" Geilus
Sister Adele Astaire (He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister)
Friend Irving Berlin, Carol Lynley, Douglas Fairbanks, Cole Porter, Linda Porter, Gene Kelly, Jack Cole, Cyd Charisse, Hermes Pan, David Niven, Johnny Mercer, Mark Sandrich, Alfred Vanderbilt Jr, Jeanne Vanderbilt, Rosemary Clooney, Robert Wagner
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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Fred Astaire88 TaurusActor
Robyn Smith71 LeoPersonality
Barrie Chase82 LibraDancer
Phyllis Livingston Potter46 TaurusRelative


Male21st January, 193680 years old
Female19th March, 194274 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Ghost Story1981 Ricky Hawthorne Movie
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit1979 Costume Shop Proprietor, Chauffeur, Policeman TV Movie
A Family Upside Down1978 Ted Long TV Movie
Battlestar Galactica1978 Chameleon TV Show
The Purple Taxi1977 Dr. Seamus Scully Movie
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town1977 S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice) TV Movie
The Amazing Dobermans1976 Daniel Hughes Movie
The Towering Inferno1974 Harlee Claiborne Movie
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town1970 S.D. Kluger - Narrator (voice) TV Movie
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again1970 The Baltimore Kid TV Movie
Midas Run1969 John Pedley Movie
Finian's Rainbow1968 Finian McLonergan Movie
It Takes a Thief1968 Alistair Mundy TV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963 Fred Addams TV Show
The Notorious Landlady1962 Franklyn Ambruster Movie
The Pleasure of His Company1961 Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole Movie
Alcoa Premiere1961 Ted Miller, Ivor St. George, Andrew E. Whitbeck TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Joe Quinlen TV Show
On the Beach1959 Julian Osborne Movie
Funny Face1957 Dick Avery Movie
Silk Stockings1957 Steve Canfield Movie
Daddy Long Legs1955 Jervis Pendleton III Movie
The Band Wagon1953 Tony Hunter Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Paul Ashcroft, J. Willingham Bardley TV Show
The Belle of New York1952 Charlie Hill Movie
Royal Wedding1951 Tom Bowen Movie
Let's Dance1950 Donald Elwood Movie
Three Little Words1950 Bert Kalmar Movie
The Barkleys of Broadway1949 Josh Barkley Movie
Easter Parade1948 Don Hewes Movie
Blue Skies1946 Jed Potter Movie
Ziegfeld Follies1946 Fred Astaire ('Here's to the Ladies'), Raffles ('This Heart of Mine'), Tai Long ('Limehouse Blues') Movie
Yolanda and the Thief1945 Johnny Parkson Riggs Movie
Twenty Years After1944 Short Film
The Sky's the Limit1943 Fred Atwell aka Fred Burton Movie
Holiday Inn1942 Ted Hanover Movie
You Were Never Lovelier1942 Robert Davis Movie
You'll Never Get Rich1941 Robert Curtis Movie
Broadway Melody of 19401940 Johnny Brett Movie
Second Chorus1940 Danny O'Neill Movie
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle1939 Vernon Castle Movie
Carefree1938 Tony Flagg Movie
A Damsel in Distress1937 Jerry Halliday Movie
Shall We Dance1937 Petrov Movie
Follow the Fleet1936 Bake Baker Movie
Swing Time1936 Lucky Garnett Movie
Roberta1935 Huck Movie
Top Hat1935 Jerry Travers Movie
The Gay Divorcee1934 Guy Holden Movie
Flying Down to Rio1933 Fred Ayres Movie
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Comments on Fred Astaire

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wjerryzJan 10

Great dancer. Don,t know how he did it for so Long

aizamasDec 31, 2013

Los bailes de Fred Astaire con Ginger Rogers y otras, son un espectáculo maravilloso.

SilverbluestarFeb 26, 2011

My top favorite - bar none! He was absolutely unique and there will never be another one like him!

mjnycJul 1, 2010

The paucity of comments here betrays the absence of seniors who have registered for this website. This man was the most dapper, the coolest, the best male dancer ever to appear on the screen.

TripoMay 21, 2010

Astaire held good method in duration as a matinee star.

astairefanAug 28, 2008

I believe he had one love in his life...his first wife Phyllis and the fact that he did not marry again until 1980 after his beloved Phyllis passed on in 1954 tells me that he really did not want to replace her. I think he needed companionship and I am glad he found that in his second wife, but I have no doubt he never loved as much as when he was with his beloved first wife and his children. He and Ginger made wonderful movies together, but he never loved anyone like his first wife! What a lucky woman she was!

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