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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

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The Story of... "You could be a perfectly wonderful dancer if you wanted to," Irene tells the... more info $16.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Roberta ... Fun's in fashion when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (plus Irene Dunne and... more info $16.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Carefree ... Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers) realized that her commitment phobia was wearing... more info $16.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Flying Down to... "We'll show them a thing or three," Honey Hale (Ginger Rogers) says as she and... more info $13.46was $17.99 Buy Now

Dancing Lady ... A Broadway chorine (Joan Crawford) needs a little help with her hoofing, so her... more info $12.57was $17.99 Buy Now

The Barkleys... After 10 years apart, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers reteam in their final film... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: June 22, 1987
Born: May 10, 1899 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...
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FAMILY

father: Frederic E Austerlitz. Brewery businessman. Austrian immigrant.
mother: Ann Geilus.
sister: Adele Astaire. Dancer, actor. Older sibling born September 1896; Astaire's partner onstage in vaudeville, Broadway and London theatre during the 1910s and 20s; retired from the Broadway stage to marry titled Englishman, Lord Charles Cavendish, in 1932; later married financier Kingman Douglass after Cavendish's death; died in 1981.
step-son: Peter Potter. Mother, Phyllis Livingston Potter.
son: Frederic Astaire. Born on January 21, 1936; mother, Phyllis Livingston Potter.
daughter: Ava MacKenzie. Born March 28, 1942; mother, Phyllis Livingston Potter.

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