Today’s Birthday: Fres Astaire (MAy 10, 1899)

Fred Astaire (1899)

Born Frederick Austerlitz, Astaire was an American dancer, actor, and singer who began his career as a child on a successful Broadway vaudeville team with his sister Adele. After his sister retired, Astaire became a film actor and developed a reputation as a debonair song-and-dance man, particularly in the films he made with Ginger Rogers, which elevated tap dance to an elegant, disciplined art and revolutionized popular-dance performance. What were some of Astaire’s most popular films? More… Discuss

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2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: Fres Astaire (MAy 10, 1899)

  1. I LOVE Fred Astaire! The Easter Parade is one of my favorite movies. 🙂

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