Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
1899 - 1987
Fred Astaire  American Actor

Fred Astaire dating history


Fred Astaire was previously married to Robyn Smith (1980 - 1987) and Phyllis Livingston Potter (1933 - 1954).

Fred Astaire was in a relationship with Barrie Chase (1957 - 1961).


American Actor Fred Astaire was born Frederic Austerlitz Jr. on 10th May, 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska,USA and passed away on 22nd Jun 1987 Los Angeles, California aged 88. He is most remembered for Rogers and Astaire. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Fred Astaire was in 16 on-screen matchups, including Cyd Charisse in The Band Wagon (1953), Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (1957), Betty Hutton in Let's Dance (1950), Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) and Ginger Rogers in The Barkleys of Broadway (1949).

Fred Astaire is a member of the following lists: Academy Honorary Award recipients, Emmy Award winners and American film actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 22 years, 8 months 15 years, 6 months 8 years, 5 months
Dating1 4 years, 5 months - -
Total3 22 years, 8 months 11 years, 10 months 4 years, 5 months


First Name Frederick
Last Name Astaire
Full Name at Birth Frederic Austerlitz Jr.
Alternative Name Fred Astaire, Frederick Austerlitz, Frederick Austerlitz Jr.
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
Buried Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Anglican / Episcopalian
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
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
Instrument (text) Vocals, percussion, piano
Record Label MGM Records, RCA Victor, Decca Records, Columbia Records, Brunswick Records
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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

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the most influential dancer in the history of film.

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Partner Comparison

Fred Astaire88 TaurusActor
Robyn Smith78 LeoPersonality
Barrie Chase89 LibraDancer
Phyllis Livingston Potter46 TaurusSpouse


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
FredMale21st January, 193687 years oldPhyllis Livingston Potter
AvaFemale19th March, 194280 years oldPhyllis Livingston Potter


The Wasp of the Anime2000WaspTV Show
Ghost Story1981Ricky HawthorneMovie
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit1979Chauffeur, Costume Shop Proprietor, PolicemanTV Movie
A Family Upside Down1978Ted LongTV Movie
Battlestar Galactica1978ChameleonTV Show
The Purple Taxi1977Dr. Seamus ScullyMovie
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town1977S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)TV Movie
The Amazing Dobermans1976Daniel HughesMovie
The Towering Inferno1974Harlee ClaiborneMovie
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town1970Narrator - S.D. Kluger (voice)TV Movie
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again1970The Baltimore KidTV Movie
Midas Run1969John PedleyMovie
Finian's Rainbow1968Finian McLonerganMovie
It Takes a Thief1968Alistair Mundy, The PantherTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Fred AddamsTV Show
The Notorious Landlady1962Franklyn AmbrusterMovie
The Pleasure of His Company1961Biddeford 'Pogo' PooleMovie
Alcoa Premiere1961Andrew E. Whitbeck, Ivor St. George, Ted MillerTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Joe QuinlanTV Show
On the Beach1959Julian OsbornMovie
Funny Face1957Dick AveryMovie
Silk Stockings1957Steve CanfieldMovie
Daddy Long Legs1955Jervis Pendleton IIIMovie
The Band Wagon1953Tony HunterMovie
G.E. True Theater1953J. Willingham Bardley, Paul AshcroftTV Show
The Belle of New York1952Charlie HillMovie
Royal Wedding1951Tom BowenMovie
Let's Dance1950Donald ElwoodMovie
Three Little Words1950Bert KalmarMovie
The Barkleys of Broadway1949Josh BarkleyMovie
Easter Parade1948Don HewesMovie
Blue Skies1946Jed PotterMovie
Yolanda and the Thief1945Johnny Parkson RiggsMovie
Ziegfeld Follies1945Fred Astaire ('Here's to the Ladies'), Raffles ('This Heart of Mine'), Tai Long ('Limehouse Blues')Movie
The Sky's the Limit1943Fred Atwell aka Fred BurtonMovie
Holiday Inn1942Ted HanoverMovie
You Were Never Lovelier1942Robert DavisMovie
You'll Never Get Rich1941Robert CurtisMovie
Broadway Melody of 19401940Johnny BrettMovie
Second Chorus1940Danny O'NeillMovie
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle1939Vernon CastleMovie
Carefree1938Tony FlaggMovie
A Damsel in Distress1937Jerry HallidayMovie
Shall We Dance1937Peter P. Peters aka PetrovMovie
Follow the Fleet1936Bake BakerMovie
Swing Time1936Lucky GarnettMovie
Roberta1935Huck HainesMovie
Top Hat1935Jerry TraversMovie
The Gay Divorcee1934Guy HoldenMovie
Dancing Lady1933Fred AstaireMovie
Flying Down to Rio1933Fred AyresMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (11)

cboothe977cboothe977Apr 6, 2021

6756 Hollywood Blvd.

wjerryzwjerryzJan 10, 2016

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

aizamasaizamasDec 31, 2013

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

SilverbluestarSilverbluestarFeb 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.

TripoTripoMay 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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