Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire

Gender

Male

Known Credits

10

Fred Astaire

Date of Birth: May 10, 1899

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

 

 

Biography

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 Dancing Lady (1933) before starting work on RKOs Flying Down to Rio (1933).

Known For

Filmography

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

as Himself (archive footage)

2002

The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town

The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town

as S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)

1977

Funny Face

Funny Face

as Dick Avery

1957

The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon

as Tony Hunter

1953

Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

as Tom Bowen

1951

Easter Parade

Easter Parade

as Don Hewes

1948

You'll Never Get Rich

You'll Never Get Rich

as Robert Curtis

1941

Swing Time

Swing Time

as John "Lucky" Garnett

1936

Top Hat

Top Hat

as Jerry Travers

1935