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Fred Astaire (Frederic Austerlitz Jr.)

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Biography

Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Jerry Travers in Top Hat

The Green Mile 1999

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Character: Fred Ayres

Flying Down to Rio 1933

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Character: Himself

Dancing Lady 1933

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Character: Huck

Roberta 1935

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Character: Bake Baker

Follow the Fleet 1936

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Character: Lucky Garnett

Swing Time 1936

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Character: Jerry Halliday

A Damsel in Distress 1937

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Character: Tony Flagg

Carefree 1938

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Character: Fred Atwell aka Fred Burton

The Sky's the Limit 1943

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Character: Fred Astaire / Raffles / Tai Long / Gentleman

Ziegfeld Follies 1945

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Character: Johnny Parkson Riggs

Yolanda and the Thief 1945

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Character: Don Hewes

Easter Parade 1948

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Character: Josh Barkley

The Barkleys of Broadway 1949

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Character: Jervis Pendleton III

Daddy Long Legs 1955

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Character: Dick Avery

Funny Face 1957

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Character: Steve Canfield

Silk Stockings 1957

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Character: Julian Osborne

On the Beach 1959

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Character: Franklyn Ambruster

The Notorious Landlady 1962

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962

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Character: Actor 'You'll Never Get Rich'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song

The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Writing Awards

The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967

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Character: John Pedley

Midas Run 1969

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Character: S.D. Kluger - Narrator

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 1970

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Character: The Baltimore Kid

The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again 1970

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Documentary Awards

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra 1973

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Character: Harlee Claiborne

The Towering Inferno 1974

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Character: Himself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'The Band Wagon'

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Dr. Seamus Scully

Un taxi mauve 1977

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Character: Ricky Hawthorne

Ghost Story 1981

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Character: Himself, film clip from 'The Gay Divorcee'

Cocoon 1985

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Character: Himself

Satin and Silk 2003

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Character: Himself

Secrets of Chatsworth 2013

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Character: Himself - Guest

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole

The Pleasure of His Company 1961

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Character: Himself

Home 1954

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Character: Himself - Host

The Fred Astaire Show 1968

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Character: Bert Kalmar

Three Little Words 1950

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Joe Quinlen

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song

The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978

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Character: Ted Long

A Family Upside Down 1978

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Character: Captain Dimitri

Battlestar Galactica 1978

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Character: Himself - Host

Alcoa Premiere 1961

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Character: Alistair Mundy

It Takes a Thief 1968

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Himself - Host

Astaire Time 1960

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Himself

Nelson Freire 2003

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