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Fred Astaire

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Fred Astaire (1899-1987) was an American dancer and singer famous for his numerous appearances in the 1920s and 1930s in Vaudeville, on Broadway and on the London stage with sister Adele Astaire; in musical films between the 1930s and 1960s; and on American TV in the 1950s and beyond. Although he teamed with many dancers, including Gene Kelly, his best known screen pairing was with Ginger Rogers, with whom he appeared in 10 films. He continued to act in non-dancing roles in films and TV in the 1960s through 1980s.

In part because of his expressive phrasing and graceful interpretation, Astaire was chosen to introduce many now-classic songs, including standards by Cole Porter (example, “Night and Day”), his friend Irving Berlin (“Let’s Face the Music and Dance”), Jerome Kern (“The Way You Look Tonight”), Johnny Mercer (“One for My Baby”) and George and Ira Gershwin (“They Can’t Take That Away from Me”).

Fred Astaire is interred at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, California, USA, the same cemetery where Ginger Rogers, is located. (http://encyclopaediaoftrivia.blogspot.com/2011/09/fred-astaire.html)

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  • DominusII

    A true legend, I will remember his music to the end of my day's. Fred's music always cheers me up. He is full of elegance. There is no way to describe the feeling when you hear him singing or see him dancing. Simply amazing.

    5 Oct 1:06pm Reply
  • llittlemiss

    i just watched 'top hat' and made me love him even more.

    11 Jul 1:56am Reply
  • olblackcat

    HaHaHaYoureDead, это были люди, которые жили своей профессией. Как только их место заняли те, кто во главу угла ставил деньги, ситуация изменилась.

    25 May 11:30pm Reply
  • uliaali

    legend

    23 Apr 1:06am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    куда делись все потрясающие артисты, которые могли одновременно петь, играть и танцевать, причем делая все это абсолютно без напряга? ведь все эти песни и музыкальные фильмы - ничего особенного, если бы не потрясающий талант этих артистов. куда только все ушло?

    24 Mar 4:02pm Reply
  • whatacatchdnnie

    Happy birthday, Fred!

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • peacyfka

    Makes me SO happy [2]

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • clytie_hizashi

    Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little.

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • djgizmoe

    Love him.

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • briterrill

    Fred Astaire is amazing!

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Fuckingbrutalit

    great!!!!greatest music!!!!

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • MazzyJ70

    Makes me SO happy

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MusicHallofFame

    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Fred Astaire into the Class of 1954. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • FyoMiDos

    the greatest!!

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Fuckingbrutalit

    GREAT!!!!!!!!1

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Love-beatles

    tell me that it's true ... tell me you agree

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Teffasus

    Dance with me I want my arm about you

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • thomas-anders

    amazing Dancer

    25 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Roogba

    i'm fancy free, free for anything fancy

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Dark-Devourer

    Cheek to Cheek \m/ every time i listened to this marvelous song of him, it reminds me of John Coffey :(

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
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