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Fred Astaire

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire

Profession: Actor and Dancer

United States of America

Why Famous: Considered the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films, several award winning television specials and numerous recordings.

He is best known as Ginger Rogers' dancing partner and romantic interest, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals which transformed the genre.

Born: May 10, 1899
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: June 22, 1987 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

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  • 1933-07-12 Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25)

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