Fred Astaire

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Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the greatest popular-music dancer in history.

His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years. He starred in more than 10 Broadway and West End musicals, made 31 musical films, four television specials, and numerous recordings. As a dancer, his outstanding traits were an uncanny sense of rhythm, perfectionism, and innovation. His most memorable dancing partnership was with Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals during the age of Classical Hollywood cinema, including Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), and Shall We Dance (1937). Among the other notable films in which Astaire gained further popularity and took the genre of tap dancing to a new level were Holiday Inn (1942), Easter Parade (1948), The Band Wagon (1953), Funny Face (1957), and Silk Stockings (1957). The American Film Institute named Astaire the fifth-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema in 100 Years... 100 Stars.

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Jazz TimeFred Astaire1
The Irving Berlin SongbookFred Astaire1


1953The Astaire StoryFred Astaire4
1991A Fine RomanceFred Astaire & Ginger Rogers1

Album + Compilation

1983Fred Astaire SingsFred Astaire1
1987An Evening With Fred AstaireFred Astaire1
1988They Can’t Take These Away From MeFred Astaire1
1989"Nice Work": Fred Astaire Sings GershwinFred Astaire1
1989Fred & Ginger: The StoryFred Astaire & Ginger Rogers1
1991Puttin' On The RitzFred Astaire1
1992Crazy Feet!Fred Astaire1
1992Astairable FredFred Astaire1
1993Steppin' Out: Fred Astaire at MGMFred Astaire1
1993The Cream of Fred AstaireFred Astaire1
1993Best of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire: A Couple of Song and Dance MenBing Crosby & Fred Astaire1
1994Fred Astaire Volume 2: Let's Face The Music And DanceFred Astaire1
1994Steppin' Out: Astaire SingsFred Astaire3
1994Cheek to CheekFred Astaire1
1994Let’s Face the MusicFred Astaire1
1994Songs from the MoviesFred Astaire1
1995The Best of Fred Astaire: 18 Timeless RecordingsFred Astaire1
1995Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, Volume 3: Shall We Dance / CarefreeFred Astaire & Ginger Rogers2
1995Ses films et ses chansons / Songs and PicturesFred Astaire1
1997A Portrait of Fred AstaireFred Astaire1
1998Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers at RKOFred Astaire & Ginger Rogers2
1998Let’s Face the Music and DanceFred Astaire1
1999The Centenary CollectionFred Astaire1
1999Fascinating RhythmFred Astaire1
2000Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire: Volume 2Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire1
2001Complete Recordings, Volume 2: Night & Day (1931-1933)Fred Astaire1
2001Shall We DanceFred Astaire1
2002Golden GreatsFred Astaire1
2002Top HatFred Astaire1
2002Top Hat, White Tie & TailsFred Astaire1
2003My Greatest SongsFred Astaire1
2003The Essential Fred AstaireFred Astaire1
2003Complete Recordings, Volume 3: Top Hat, White Tie & Tails (1933-1936)Fred Astaire1
2003Fred Astaire’s Finest HourFred Astaire42
2005Complete Norman Granz SessionsOscar Peterson & Fred Astaire1
2006The Great American SongbookFred Astaire1
2010The Essential CollectionFred Astaire1
2012Coleção Folha grandes vozes, Volume 4: Fred AstaireFred Astaire1
2013The Early Years at RKOFred Astaire1
2013The Ultimate DoublesFred Astaire and Judy Garland1
20 Greatest HitsFred Astaire1
Cheek to CheekFred Astaire & Ginger Rogers1
Fred Astaire at M-G-MFred Astaire1
Fred AstaireFred Astaire2
Let's Face the Music and DanceFred Astaire1
Puttin’ On the RitzFred Astaire1
Puttin’ On the RitzFred Astaire1
Starring Fred AstaireFred Astaire1
StarringFred Astaire1
The Complete London SessionsFred Astaire1
Top Hat: Hits from HollywoodFred Astaire1
The Sound Of The Movies: Ginger & Fred Vol. 2Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire1
Universal LegendsFred Astaire1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

1987Best Of Fred Astaire From MGM Classic FilmsFred Astaire1
2002Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Frosty the SnowmanFred Astaire / Jimmy Durante1

Album + Soundtrack

1942Song Hits From the Paramount Picture Holiday InnBing Crosby / Fred Astaire2
1995Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire, Volume 1: The Gay Divorcee / Top HatGinger Rogers & Fred Astaire1
1996パリの恋人 オリジナル・サウンドトラックAudrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire & Kay Thompson2


1930Puttin' on the Ritz/Crazy FeetFred Astaire1
1935Cheek to Cheek / No StringsFred Astaire with Leo Reisman and his Orchestra1
1936The Way You Look Tonight / Pick Yourself UpFred Astaire1
1937They Can't Take That Away From Me / Beginner's LuckFred Astaire1
1937Nice Work If You Can Get It / Things Are Looking UpFred Astaire1
1937A Foggy Day / I Can't Be Bothered NowFred Astaire with Ray Noble and His Orchestra1
1942Wedding in the Spring / I’m Old FashionedFred Astaire with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra3

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