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Overview for Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire


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


Nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor in "The Towering Inferno" (1974).

Katharine Hepburn's sardonic explanation of the magic of the Astaire-Rogers partnership: "She gives him sex and he gives her class."

"If I'm the Marlon Brando of dance, he's Cary Grant". --Gene Kelly

"He can give people pleasure just by walking across the floor." --Gene Kelly

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