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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. Signed to RKO, he was loaned to MGM to appear in ...

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May 10, 1899 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hollywood: The Selznick Years
Latest Project:
Series Call the Midwife 2016-02-12

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 6 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Top Hat
Poster of Funny Face
Poster of Swing Time
Poster of Royal Wedding
Series The Oscar Levant Show Unknown 2017
Movie Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Unknown 2016
Series Call the Midwife Unknown 2016-02-12
Movie Cake Unknown 2015-01-23
Movie She's Funny That Way Unknown 2015-08-21
Movie Britain's Best Loved Double Acts Unknown 2014
Movie A History of Dance on Screen Unknown 2014
Series Secrets of the Manor House Unknown 2013
Series Welcome to the Basement Unknown 2012-01-13
Series Michael Feinstein's American Songbook Unknown 2012
Series Mildred Pierce Unknown 2011
Movie Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood Unknown 2011
Movie Wogan on Wodehouse Unknown 2011-09-02
Movie The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2010
Movie The Legendary Bing Crosby Unknown 2010
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Unknown 2010-05-04
Movie Step Up 3D Unknown 2010
Series Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Unknown 2010
Series Doctors Unknown 2009
Movie The New Bike Unknown 2009
Movie Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's Unknown 2009
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing Unknown 2009-03-10
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression Unknown 2009
Movie 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year Unknown 2009
Movie Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Unknown 2009
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure Unknown 2008
Movie A Trip to Swadades Unknown 2008
Movie Waiting for Hockney Unknown 2008
Series Banda sonora Unknown 2008
Series Secret Diary of a Call Girl Unknown 2008-06-16
Movie Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers Himself 2007-01-04
Movie To Each His Own Cinema Unknown 2007
Series Un jour, un destin Unknown 2007
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Unknown 2007
Movie Emile Norman: By His Own Design Unknown 2007
Movie Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane Tom Bowen 2007-07-24
Series Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Unknown 2006
Movie Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm Unknown 2006
Series The Late Late Show Unknown 2006
Movie Ban the Sadist Videos! Unknown 2005
Movie Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet Unknown 2005
Series Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Series ABC News Nightline Unknown 2005
Movie Astaire and Rogers Sing George and Ira Gershwin Unknown 2005
Series Broadway: The American Musical Unknown 2004
Movie Begin the Beguine Unknown 2003
Movie The Dreamers Unknown 2003
Series Carnivàle Unknown 2003
Movie Satin and Silk Unknown 2003
Movie Complicated Women Unknown 2003
Series Angels in America Unknown 2003
Movie The 100 Greatest Musicals Himself 2003-12-26
Series Pepper Chocolate Unknown 2003
Movie The Human Stain Unknown 2003
Movie Nelson Freire Unknown 2003
Movie Petula Clark: This Is My Song Unknown 2001
Series Cuéntame Unknown 2001-09-13
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Unknown 2001-06-29
Movie Bourne to Dance Unknown 2001
Series Parkinson Unknown 2000-01-04
Movie Billy Elliot Unknown 2000-11-10
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Movie The Next Best Thing Unknown 2000-03-03
Movie 72nd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show Unknown 2000
Movie ABC 2000: The Millennium None 1999-12-31
Movie The Lady with the Torch Himself 1999-01-08
Movie The Green Mile Unknown 1999-12-10
Movie A Bing Crosby Christmas Himself 1998
Movie Déjà Vu Unknown 1998-04-22
Movie The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Unknown 1998
Movie The English Patient Unknown 1996-12-06
Series The Churchills Unknown 1996
Series Omnibus Unknown 1996
Movie The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen Himself 1995-09-30
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Unknown 1995
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Unknown 1995
Movie Legends of Entertainment Video Unknown 1995
Movie That's Entertainment! III Unknown 1994
Movie 100 Years at the Movies Unknown 1994
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Movie Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Unknown 1993-12-17
Series Fallen Angels Unknown 1993-08-01
Movie Hollywood on Parade Unknown 1990
Movie Loverboy Unknown 1989
Movie South of Reno Unknown 1988
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon Unknown 1988
Movie Rain Man Unknown 1988-12-16
Movie The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 25th Anniversary Special Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Series Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story Unknown 1987
Movie Le cinéma dans les yeux Unknown 1987
Movie Cocoon Unknown 1985
Movie The Purple Rose of Cairo Unknown 1985
Movie That's Dancing! Unknown 1985
Movie All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Himself 1985-12-08
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey Himself 1985-05-03
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly Himself 1985-05-07
Movie Going Hollywood: The '30s Unknown 1984
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish Unknown 1984
Series Hollywood '84 Unknown 1984
Movie Blame It on Rio Unknown 1984
Movie Showbiz Goes to War Unknown 1982
Movie The 1982 Annual Vision Awards Unknown 1982
Movie The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane Unknown 1981
Movie Red Skelton: A Comedy Scrapbook Unknown 1981
Movie Pennies from Heaven Unknown 1981
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Unknown 1981
Movie Ghost Story Unknown 1981
Movie Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 Unknown 1980
Movie Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat Unknown 1980
Movie Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance Unknown 1980
Movie Better Late Than Never Unknown 1979
Movie The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Unknown 1979
Movie The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards Himself - Presenter: Henrietta Award 1979-01-27
Series The Magic of Dance Unknown 1979
Movie Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend Himself 1978-05-25
Movie A Family Upside Down Unknown 1978
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1978
Movie Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee Unknown 1978
Series The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1978
Movie The 50th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1978
Series Battlestar Galactica Unknown 1978
Movie The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town Unknown 1977
Movie The Purple Taxi Unknown 1977
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II Unknown 1976
Series La nuit des Césars Unknown 1976-04-01
Movie Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly Himself - Performer 1976-01-07
Movie The Amazing Dobermans Daniel Hughes 1976-11-24
Movie Hooray for Hollywood Unknown 1975
Movie The 47th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1975
Movie At Long Last Cole Unknown 1975
Movie The 29th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1975
Movie Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire: A Couple of Song and Dance Men Himself 1975-12-03
Movie Brother Can You Spare a Dime Unknown 1975
Movie The Lion Roars Again Unknown 1975
Movie Just One More Time Unknown 1974
Movie Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals Himself - Host 1974-10-24
Movie That's Entertainment! Unknown 1974
Movie The 1974 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards Unknown 1974
Movie The Towering Inferno Unknown 1974
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Unknown 1973-04-02
Series ABC Late Night Unknown 1973-01-01
Movie Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra Unknown 1973
Movie The All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing Show Huck 1973-08-12
Movie Hollywood: The Dream Factory Unknown 1972
Movie 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin Unknown 1972
Movie Make Mine Red, White and Blue Unknown 1972
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Movie Imagine Himself 1972-12-23
Series Our American Musical Heritage Unknown 1971
Movie A Safe Place Unknown 1971
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1970
Movie The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Unknown 1970
Movie Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Unknown 1970
Movie The 42nd Annual Academy Awards Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Documentary Awards 1970-04-07
Movie Midas Run Unknown 1969
Series It Takes a Thief Unknown 1969
Movie Hollywood: The Selznick Years Unknown 1969
Movie The Fred Astaire Show Unknown 1968
Series The Dick Cavett Show Unknown 1968-03-04
Movie Finian's Rainbow Unknown 1968
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1968
Movie The World Premiere of 'Finian's Rainbow' Unknown 1968
Movie The 39th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1967
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1967-04-17
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1965
Movie The 37th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1965
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Paris When It Sizzles Unknown 1964
Series Hollywood and the Stars Unknown 1964
Movie Hollywood: The Great Stars Unknown 1963
Series Alcoa Premiere Unknown 1963
Movie The Notorious Landlady Unknown 1962
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1962
Movie The 34th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1962
Movie The Pleasure of His Company Unknown 1961
Series The Jack Paar Tonight Show Unknown 1961
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-28
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1961
Movie The 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Host 1960-06-20
Movie Astaire Time Unknown 1960
Movie On the Beach Julian Osborne 1959-12-17
Series Cinépanorama Unknown 1959
Movie Another Evening with Fred Astaire Unknown 1959
Movie The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1959
Series Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z Unknown 1958
Movie An Evening with Fred Astaire Unknown 1958
Movie The 30th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film 1958-03-26
Series The Garry Moore Show Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Silk Stockings Unknown 1957
Movie Funny Face Unknown 1957
Series The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series MGM Parade Unknown 1955
Series Person to Person Unknown 1955
Movie Daddy Long Legs Unknown 1955
Series Home Unknown 1954-03-01
Movie The Band Wagon Unknown 1953
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Belle of New York Unknown 1952
Series I've Got a Secret Unknown 1952-06-19
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Movie Royal Wedding Unknown 1951
Movie The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story None 1951-03-12
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Movie Three Little Words Unknown 1950
Movie Let's Dance Donald Elwood 1950-11-29
Movie The Barkleys of Broadway Unknown 1949
Movie Easter Parade Unknown 1948
Movie Blue Skies Unknown 1946
Movie Yolanda and the Thief Unknown 1945
Movie Ziegfeld Follies Unknown 1945
Movie Twenty Years After Unknown 1944
Movie The Sky's the Limit Unknown 1943
Movie Holiday Inn Unknown 1942
Movie You Were Never Lovelier Unknown 1942
Movie You'll Never Get Rich Unknown 1941
Movie Broadway Melody of 1940 Unknown 1940
Movie Second Chorus Unknown 1940
Movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Unknown 1939
Movie Carefree Unknown 1938
Movie Shall We Dance Unknown 1937
Movie A Damsel in Distress Unknown 1937
Movie Follow the Fleet Unknown 1936
Movie Swing Time Unknown 1936
Movie Roberta Unknown 1935
Movie Top Hat Jerry Travers 1935-09-06
Movie The Gay Divorcee Unknown 1934
Movie Dancing Lady Unknown 1933
Movie Flying Down to Rio Unknown 1933