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The Easter... Hop along with Fred Astaire in the animated holiday classic "The Easter Bunny is... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

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Daddy Long... Just one in a long line of films based on the novel by Jean Webster, it pairs... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

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Holiday Inn:... Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in the... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Three Little... In "Three Little Words" (1950), Fred Astaire and Red Skelton take on the roles... more info $19.98was $19.98 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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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Song Performer
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
2.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
A movie character steps off the screen and into the life of his biggest fan.
3.
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983) as Himeslf (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
4.
Ghost Story (1981) as Ricky Hawthorne
Four old men get together one a week to entertain each other by telling scary tales. This diversion takes an ugly turn when one of the most terrifying stories comes to life and a woman they mistakenly left for dead many years before comes back to exact her revenge.
5.
Man In The Santa Claus Suit, The (1979) as Cab Driver; Chauffeur; Choral Director; Costume Shop Proprietor; Floor Walker; Jeweler; Policeman; Santa Claus
In this holiday season fantasy, Fred Astaire turns up as eight different characters to help change the lives of three total strangers who have made their way to a costume shop to rent Santa Claus outfits for various reasons, and he introduces a new song, "That Once a Year Christmas Day."
6.
Family Upside Down, A (1978) as Ted Long
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
7.
Un Taxi mauve (1977) as Dr Scully
8.
That's Entertainment! II (1976)
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic musical numbers and comedy bits.
9.
Amazing Dobermans, The (1976) as Daniel Hughes
After a run of bad luck, gambler "Lucky" Vincent owes over $12.000 to the gangster Solly Kramer. Lucky is rescued from Solly's thugs by a born-again Christian named Daniel Hughes who has a team of trained Doberman pinschers. When Lucky goes undercover at a circus, he convinces Daniel to create an ac
10.
That's Entertainment! (1974) as Narration
An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM''s greatest musicals.
11.
The Towering Inferno (1974) as Harlee Claiborne
A fire chief and an architect join forces to save victims of a burning skyscraper.
12.
Over-the-hill Gang Rides Again, The (1970) as Baltimore Kid
In this sequel to "The Over-the-Hill Gang" (1969), the old-time comrades-in-arms join forces to sober up an old buddy, a down-and-out drunk, and restore his reputation. Fred Astaire made his TV-movie debut in this one and appeared in his only Western role.
13.
Midas Run (1969) as Co-pilot
14.
Finian's Rainbow (1968) as Finian McLonergan
A leprechaun follows the Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the U.S. South.
15.
Paris When It Sizzles (1964) as
A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on track.
16.
The Notorious Landlady (1962) as Franklyn Ambruster
A junior diplomat in London falls in love with his landlady even though she's a murder suspect.
17.
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Biddeford "Pogo" Poole
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).
18.
On the Beach (1959) as Julian Osborn
After a nuclear war, U.S. sailors stationed in Australia deal with the end of civilization.
19.
Silk Stockings (1957) as Steve Canfield
A straitlaced Soviet agent is seduced by Paris and a high-stepping film producer.
20.
Funny Face (1957) as Dick Avery
A fashion photographer turns a Greenwich Village unknown into an international supermodel.
21.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) as Jervis Pendleton III
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.
22.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Tony Hunter
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
23.
The Belle of New York (1952) as Charlie Hill
A turn-of-the-century playboy courts a Salvation Army girl.
24.
Royal Wedding (1951) as Tom Bowen
A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II's wedding.
25.
Let's Dance (1950) as Donald Elwood
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.
26.
Three Little Words (1950) as Bert Kalmar [also known as Kendall the Great]
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
27.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) as Josh Barkley
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
28.
Easter Parade (1948) as Don Hewes
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
29.
Blue Skies (1946) as Jed Potter
Vaudeville partners spend years vying for the same beautiful woman.
30.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Himself in "The Babbitt and the Bromide"/The Imposter in "This Heart of Mine"/Tai Long in "Limehouse Blues"
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
31.
Yolanda and the Thief (1945) as Johnny Parkson [Riggs, also known as Mr. Brown]
A con man poses as a Latin American heiress' guardian angel.
32.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Fred Atwell
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
33.
Holiday Inn (1942) as Ted Hanover
When he loses in love, a song-and-dance man retires from show business to run a country inn.
34.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942) as Robert Davis
An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.
35.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as Robert Curtis
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
36.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) as Johnny Brett
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
37.
Second Chorus (1940) as Danny O'Neill
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
38.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) as Vernon Castle
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
39.
Carefree (1938) as [Dr.] Tony Flagg
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
40.
Shall We Dance (1937) as Petrov [also known as Pete P. Peters]
A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love.
41.
A Damsel in Distress (1937) as Jerry [Halliday]
An American dancer on vacation in England falls for a sheltered noblewoman.
42.
Follow the Fleet (1936) as "Bake" Baker
Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.
43.
Swing Time (1936) as John "Lucky" Garnett
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
44.
Roberta (1935) as Huck [Haines]
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.
45.
Top Hat (1935) as Jerry Travers
A woman thinks the man who loves her is her best friend's husband.
46.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) as Guy Holden
An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.
47.
Dancing Lady (1933) as Himself
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
48.
Flying Down to Rio (1933) as Fred Ayers
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.

Producer (feature film)

49.
Second Chorus (1940) as Associate Producer
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.

Music (feature film)

50.
Step Up 3-D (2010)
When a tight-knit group of New York City street dancers are pitted against the best hip hop dancers in the world, it's a high stakes dance battle that will change their lives forever.
51.
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) as Song Performer ("Cheek To Cheek")
A robot child dreams of becoming a real boy.
52.
Next Best Thing, The (2000) as Song Performer ("Steppin' Out With My Baby")
Abbie Reynolds is a Los Angeles yoga instructor who is approaching 40 and has been burned by too many past relationships. Robbie Whitaker is a gay, aging Hollywood playboy who works as a gardener and has become Abbie's best friend. Their relationship takes a different turn when, after the funeral
53.
Green Mile, The (1999) as Song Performer ("Cheek To Cheek")
A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts... and of God's.
54.
English Patient, The (1996) as Song Performer ("Check To Check")
A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
55.
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) as Song Performer ("Top Hat, White Tie And Tails")
Two elderly, retired men become friends despite their dissimilarities. As they are invigorated and challenged by the time they spend together, they come to new insights about themselves and the women who occupy various roles in their lives.
56.
The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) as Song Performer ("I'M Building Up To An Awful Letdown" "They Can'T Take That Away From Me" "Funny Face" "Flying Down To Rio" "Night And Day" "Isn'T This A Lovely Day?" "Top Hat, White Tie And Tails" "A Fine Romance" "Lovely To Look At" "Slap That Bass" "Let'S Call The Whole Thing Off" "The Babbitt And The Bromide" "A Foggy Day" "Steppin' Out With My Baby" "I'M Putting All My Eggs In One Basket" "Cheek To Cheek" "Let'S Face The Music And Dance" "A Couple Of Swells" "I'Ve Got My Eyes On You" "Drum Crazy" "I'M Building Up To An Awful Letdown" "I Wanna Be A Dancin' Man" "One For My Baby" "A Shine On Your Shoes" "By Myself" "I Guess I'Ll Have To Change My Plan" "I Love Louisa" "The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues" "Oh, Lady Be Good!" "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I'Ve Been A Liar All My Life?" "You'Re All The World To Me" "S Wonderful")
A loving tribute to Astaire the singer.
57.
The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) as Music ("I'M Building Up To An Awful Letdown")
A loving tribute to Astaire the singer.
58.
Loverboy (1989) as Song Performer ("They Can'T Take That Away From Me")
A college student earns money during his summer vacation delivering pizzas to frustrated Beverly Hills wives.
59.
Hotel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, His Life and Times (1988) as Song Performer ("Pick Yourself Up")
Compilation documentary on the life of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie.
60.
Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? (1983) as Song Performer ("The Way You Look Tonight")
61.
Pennies From Heaven (1981) as Song Performer ("Let'S Face The Music And Dance")
A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy.
62.
Man In The Santa Claus Suit, The (1979)
In this holiday season fantasy, Fred Astaire turns up as eight different characters to help change the lives of three total strangers who have made their way to a costume shop to rent Santa Claus outfits for various reasons, and he introduces a new song, "That Once a Year Christmas Day."
63.
Imposters (1979) as Song Performer ("Night And Day")
Two vaudeville magicians and their assistant are involved with a plot to steal an Egyptian artifact.

Dance (feature film)

64.
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).
65.
Funny Face (1957) as Choreography
A fashion photographer turns a Greenwich Village unknown into an international supermodel.
66.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) as Dances staged by
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.
67.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Dances created and staged by
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
68.
Roberta (1935) as Dance arr
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.

Cast (special)

69.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Himself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
70.
American Film Institute Salute to Fred Astaire, The (1981)
Fred Astaire, known for his dazzling dance work in scores of memorable films and on television, is honored at this ninth celebration of the American Film Insitute's recognition of screen artists through the bestowal of its Life Achievement Award. The program was taped at a black-tie testimonial dinn
71.
Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town, The (1977) as Narration
The program relates how the traditions of the Easter Bunny, decorated eggs, jellybeans, and chocolate bunnies were started to bring holiday excitement to a town where children are prohibited. Filmed in dimensional stop-motion photography.
72.
Merry Christmas From the Crosbys (1975)
A program of Christmas songs with Bing Crosby and his family (Kathryn, Mary, Harry, and Nathaniel Crosby) and friends.
73.
Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes is Back (1973)
Ol' Blue Eyes confidently delivers a slate of quintessentially Frank tunes.
74.
Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (1972)
A musical tribute to the songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin.
75.
Make Mine Red, White, and Blue (1972) as Host
A red-white-'n-blue musical salute to America.
76.
Fred Astaire Show, The (1968) as Host
An hour of music, songs, and dancing.
77.
Think Pretty (1964) as Fred Adams
The story of Fred Adams, a former dancer who is now the owner of a record company, and his efforts to sign comedian Mickey Marshall as a client--despite the fact that his rival, Tony Franklin, is seeking the same man for her record company.
78.
Seven Against the Sea (1962) as Host
P.T. boat Commander Quinton McHale's carefree lifestyle is threatened when a hard-nosed Lieutenant arrives to whip him and his men back into shape.
79.
Fred Astaire Special, The (1960) as Host
An hour of music, song, and dance.
80.
Astaire Time (1960) as Host
A lively hour of music, song, and dance.
81.
Another Evening With Fred Astaire (1959) as Host
A sequel to the 1958 special, "An Evening With Fred Astaire." An additional hour of music, song, and dance.
82.
Evening With Fred Astaire, An (1958) as Host
An hour of music, song, and dance. See also the sequel special, "Another Evening with Fred Astaire."

Producer (special)

83.
Fred Astaire Show, The (1968) as Producer
An hour of music, songs, and dancing.
84.
Astaire Time (1960) as Producer
A lively hour of music, song, and dance.
85.
Another Evening With Fred Astaire (1959) as Executive Producer
A sequel to the 1958 special, "An Evening With Fred Astaire." An additional hour of music, song, and dance.

Music (special)

86.
Irving Berlin: An American Song (1999) as Song Performer ("Puttin' On The Ritz")
Profile of American songwriter Irving Berlin.
87.
Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special (1992) as Song Performer ("Not My Girl")
A special celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances" by commissioning short new works by 20 performing artists. Segment performances include: "Kiss, Kiss Dahlings," "Not My Girl," "A Simple Melody," "Zoetrope," "Hip Hop - You Don't Stop," "Frankie Goes to Tanglewood," "The Last Mile,"
88.
Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special (1992) as Music
A special celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances" by commissioning short new works by 20 performing artists. Segment performances include: "Kiss, Kiss Dahlings," "Not My Girl," "A Simple Melody," "Zoetrope," "Hip Hop - You Don't Stop," "Frankie Goes to Tanglewood," "The Last Mile,"

Cast (short)

89.
LION ROARS AGAIN, THE (1975)
This MGM promotional short advertises the studios resurgence into the movie industry in the mid-1970s.
90.
Just One More Time (1974)
This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the feature "That's Entertainment" (1974).
91.
That's Entertainment! (Gala Premiere) (1974)
This short film presents the gala premiere for "That's Entertainment!" (1974).

Misc. Crew (short)

92.
Fred Astaire (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Fred Astaire.

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