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Also Known As: Died: September 19, 1990
Born: December 10, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA Profession: Dance ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991)
A loving tribute to Astaire the singer.
2.
Pal Joey (1957) as Choreographer
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
3.
Kiss Me Kate (1953) as Specialty sailor dance
Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare''s "The Taming of the Shrew."
4.
A Life of Her Own (1950) as Specialty dancer
An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man.
5.
Pin Up Girl (1944) as Betty Grable's dance partner
Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into government service (not, as she fantasizes, to join the USO). On a side trip to New York, her vivid imagination leads her to True Love with naval hero Tommy Dooley; but increasingly involved Musical Comedy Complications follow.
6.
Coney Island (1943) as Dancing partner in finale
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
7.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Dancing partner
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
8.
My Gal Sal (1942) as Dancing partner
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
9.
Footlight Serenade (1942) as Dancer
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
10.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Betty Grable's dancing partner
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.

Music (feature film)

11.
Lost Horizon (1972) as Music Director
A plane carrying passengers escaping from China crashes in the Himalayas and the survivors find themselves in a magical place called Shangri-La.

Dance (feature film)

12.
Aiutami a sognare (1981) as Choreography
13.
Darling Lili (1970) as Mus numbers staged by
A World War I flyer falls for a beautiful enemy spy.
14.
Finian's Rainbow (1968) as Choreography
A leprechaun follows the Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the U.S. South.
15.
The Great Race (1965) as Choreography
A bumbling villain plots to win an early 20th-century auto race.
16.
My Fair Lady (1964) as Choreography
A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady.
17.
The Pink Panther (1964) as Choreography
In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess'' diamond.
18.
Cleopatra (1963) as Choreography
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
19.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Choreography
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
20.
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Choreography
Fred Astaire, Lilli Palmer, Debbie Reynolds, Tab Hunter, Charlie Ruggles. Playboy Fred Astaire returns home to attend his daughter's wedding and falls in love all over again with his ex-wife, Lilli Palmer, in this chic romantic comedy directed by George Seaton (A DAY AT THE RACES).
21.
Can-Can (1960) as Dances staged by
An ambitious judge tries to put a stop to the "forbidden dance" at a nightclub despite the protest of its owner.
22.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Choreography
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
23.
Never Steal Anything Small (1959) as Choreography
Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!
24.
The Blue Angel (1959) as Dances staged by
Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens)is a martinet botany professor at a German high school who finds post cards bearing the likeness of Lola-Lola (May Britt), "The Blue Angel", in the possession of his pupils. He goes to the cafe where she is appearing to see if any of his pupils are there, and spots two of them. While chasing them, he encounters Lola-Lola and the troupe manager, Kiepert (Theodore Bikel.) He returns the next evening and becomes involved with Lola. His visit to the cafe, and the fact he spent the night with Lola, becomes common knowledge and he is forced to leave his school position. Despite the protests of his friends, he marries Lola, who is intrigued by the idea of being the wife of a professor. The intrigue doesn't last long, as Rath is unable to get work because of his wife. He becomes a broken character, reduced to performing odd jobs around the troupe and living off the earnings of his wife. When the troupe returns to his hometown, Kiepert brutally uses him in a magic act as a shill to attract customers from among his old students and friends. Lola meets a former lover and, as Rath is being degraded on the stage, she allows the former lover to make love to her in sight of her husband. Rath goes beserk and sets out to strangle her.
25.
Silk Stockings (1957) as All dances in which Fred Astaire appears choreography by
A straitlaced Soviet agent is seduced by Paris and a high-stepping film producer.
26.
Pal Joey (1957) as Choreography
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
27.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Dances and mus numbers created and staged by
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
28.
Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Choreography
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
29.
Hit the Deck (1955) as Mus numbers staged by
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.
30.
The Student Prince (1954) as Mus numbers staged by
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
31.
The Actress (1953) as Choreographer
True story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom.
32.
Kiss Me Kate (1953) as Choreography
Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare''s "The Taming of the Shrew."
33.
Sombrero (1953) as Choreography for Miss Charisse
Three sets of lovers are caught between feuding Mexican villages.
34.
Lovely To Look At (1952) as Choreography
All-star remake of Roberta, with three Broadway producers inheriting a Parisian fashion house.
35.
Excuse My Dust (1951) as Choreography
An inventor's new automobile could put his girlfriend's livery stable out of business.
36.
Texas Carnival (1951) as Choreography by
A penniless carnival worker runs up a mountain of debts when he's mistaken for a millionaire.
37.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Dance instructor
An angel's earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
38.
Three Little Words (1950) as Dances created and dir by
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
39.
Let's Dance (1950) as Dances staged by
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
40.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) as Dir of "Shoes with Wings On" number
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
41.
That Lady in Ermine (1948) as Dances staged by
A newlywed countess falls for a Hungarian invader.
42.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as Dances staged by
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
43.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Dances staged by
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
44.
Blue Skies (1946) as Dances staged by
Vaudeville partners spend years vying for the same beautiful woman.
45.
Hangover Square (1945) as Linda Darnell's dance coach
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
46.
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) as Dances staged by
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
47.
State Fair (1945) as Dance Director
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
48.
Pin Up Girl (1944) as Dances staged by
Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into government service (not, as she fantasizes, to join the USO). On a side trip to New York, her vivid imagination leads her to True Love with naval hero Tommy Dooley; but increasingly involved Musical Comedy Complications follow.
49.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Dances staged by
50.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as Dances staged by
51.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Dances staged by
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
52.
Coney Island (1943) as Mus seq dances staged by
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
53.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Dances staged by
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
54.
Iceland (1942) as Dance Director
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck!
55.
Footlight Serenade (1942) as Dances staged by
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
56.
My Gal Sal (1942) as Dances staged by
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
57.
Springtime in the Rockies (1942) as Dances staged by
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
58.
Song of the Islands (1942) as Dances staged by
With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But Jeff falls in love with O'Brien's daughter, Eileen, and even his father can't break them up after he arrives and himself falls under the spell of island splendor.
59.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Dances staged by
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
60.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as Dances staged by
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
61.
That Night in Rio (1941) as Dances staged by
An entertainer (Ameche) in Rio impersonates a wealthy arisocrat (also Ameche). When the aristocrat's wife (Faye) asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.
62.
Blood and Sand (1941) as Dance Director
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
63.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Dances staged by
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
64.
Week-End in Havana (1941) as Dances staged by
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
65.
Second Chorus (1940) as Dance Director
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
66.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) as Dance Director
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
67.
Carefree (1938) as Ensembles staged by
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
68.
Radio City Revels (1938) as Dances staged by
Burned-out songwriters find man who composes while asleep.
69.
Shall We Dance (1937) as Ballet staged by
A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love.
70.
A Damsel in Distress (1937) as Dance Director
An American dancer on vacation in England falls for a sheltered noblewoman.
71.
Stage Door (1937) as Dance Director
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
72.
Swing Time (1936) as Dance Director
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
73.
Follow the Fleet (1936) as Ensembles staged by
Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.
74.
In Person (1935) as Dances created by
A movie star runs off to the mountains for an incognito vacation.
75.
I Dream Too Much (1935) as Dances created by
A composer sets the stage for discord when he pushes his wife into a singing career.
76.
A Dog of Flanders (1935) as Dance Director
A Belgian boy nurses a stray dog back to health.
77.
Old Man Rhythm (1935) as Dance numbers staged by
A business leader goes back to college to keep an eye on his playboy son.
78.
Top Hat (1935) as Ensembles staged by
A woman thinks the man who loves her is her best friend's husband.
79.
Roberta (1935) as Assistant Dance Director
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.
80.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) as Dance Director
An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.

Cast (special)

81.
Dance Crazy in Hollywood (1994)
Profile of Hollywood choreography Hermes Pan.
82.
Rita Hayworth: Dancing Into the Dream (1991)
A documentary about Rita Hayworth, popular film actress and dancer of the 1940s. Included are rare home movies, film clips and interviews with her family and friends.
83.
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990)
A documentary about songwriter Cole Porter. Explores his contributions to Broadway and Hollywood and celebrates his distinctive lifestyle and point of view through archival material and interviews with friends.
84.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1990)
A telecast of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) sixth annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The program also features footage chronicaling the careers of the inductees.
85.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Himself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.

Dance (special)

86.
Astaire Time (1960) as Choreography
A lively hour of music, song, and dance.
87.
Evening With Fred Astaire, An (1958) as Choreography
An hour of music, song, and dance. See also the sequel special, "Another Evening with Fred Astaire."

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