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Fred Astaire

This son of an Austrian immigrant went from vaudeville to Broadway to big screen movies. Fred’s dancing talent has yet to be equaled & his on-screen partnership with Ginger Rogers produced some of the greatest dance films of all-time, most notably, “Top Hat” (1935) & “Swing Time” (1936).

Fred Astaire Fact File:

Birth Name:
Frederic Austerlitz  Jr.

Date Of Birth: 10th May 1899

Place Of Birth:
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Date Of Death: 22nd June 1987

Place Of Death:
Los Angeles, California, USA

Height: 5’ 9”

Phyllis Livingstone Potter (1933-1954)
Robyn Smith (1980 - 1987)

Debut Silent Film:
“Fanchon, The Cricket” (1915)

1975 Oscar Nomination:
Fred received an Academy Award Nomination for “Best Supporting Actor” in “The Towering Inferno”.

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Swing Time(1935) VHS
Delightful musical stars Fred Astaire as a roguish gambler/dancer who is challenged by fiance Betty Furness' father to come up with $25,000 to prove he's worthy of her hand. But after he falls in love with dance instructor Ginger Rogers, Fred'll do anything to keep from coming up with the bucks. The Jerome Kern-Dorothy Fields score includes "The Way You Look Tonight," "A Fine Romance ." Also includes the original theatrical trailer. 103 min.

Follow The Fleet(1936) VHS
Fred Astaire's a gum-chewing sailor, Ginger Rogers' a dance hall hostess, and they dance together to some of Irving Berlin's best-loved songs, including "Let Yourself Go" and "We Saw the Sea." Co-stars Betty Grable, Randolph Scott; look quickly for Lucille Ball. 110 min.

Shall We Dance(1937) VHS
Russian ballet dancer Fred Astaire and musical-comedy star Ginger Rogers, both in need of a boost in their sagging careers, step into a headline-grabbing romance cooked up by her manager...and it's anyone's guess what romantic twists will follow. The classic Gershwin score includes "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "They All Laughed" & "They Can't Take That Away from Me."108 min.

Broadway Melody Of 1940 [DVD](1940) DVD
Top-flight entertainment highlighted by a marvelous Cole Porter score ("Begin the Beguine"), exciting Fred Astaire-Eleanor Powell dance numbers, and some hilarious skits. Also stars George Murphy, Frank Morgan and Ian Hunter. Other songs include "I've Got My Eyes on You," "Between You and Me" and "I Concentrate on You." 102 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette; bonus short "The Big Premiere"; production notes; theatrical trailer.

You'll Never Get Rich [DVD](1941) DVD
A wonderful musical romp starring Fred Astaire as a choreographer who finds chorine Rita Hayworth has what it takes to be his dancing partner. Hoofing takes a back seat to Uncle Sam, though, when Astaire is drafted. "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye," "Dream Dancing" and "The A-stairable Rag" are among the Cole Porter songs; with Robert Benchley, Ona Massen. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Japanese.

Let's Dance(1950) VHS
A Frank Loesser score and Fred Astaire's famed ``Piano Dance'' highlight this musical that teams Fred with Betty Hutton, an ex-showgirl who returns to the boards against the wishes of her society in-laws. With Lucille Watson, Roland Young. 112 min.

Royal Wedding [DVD](1951) DVD
Fred Astaire and Jane Powell are a brother/sister dance team performing in England during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation and finding romance along the way. Includes the amazing sequence of Fred dancing on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; scene access.

Silk Stockings [DVD](1957) DVD
Paris is the setting for this lively musical remake of the classic comedy "Ninotchka," with movie producer Fred Astaire wooing Russian Communist Cyd Charisse away from the Party line and into his arms. Able support from Jules Munshin and Peter Lorre and a Cole Porter score that includes "Too Bad," "All of You" and the title tune add to the fun. 117 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette; bonus shorts; production notes; theatrical trailer.

The Over-The-Hill Gang Rides Again [DVD](1970) DVD
Aged cowpokes Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine and Chill Wills are back, this time helping their longtime pardner Fred Astaire get off the bottle and back behind the badge as the new sheriff of Waco, in this light-hearted frontier tale. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

The Towering Inferno [DVD](1974) DVD
The grand opening gala for the world's tallest skyscraper becomes a fiery hell when a massive blaze traps the guests on the top floors. Producer Irwin Allen's Oscar-winning thriller boasts an all-star cast that includes Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Jennifer Jones and Fred Astaire. 165 min. Widescreen, theatrical trailer.


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