Fred Astaire

Portrait Fred AstaireActor - USA
Born May 10, 1899 in Omaha, Nebrask
Died June 22, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini-Biography:
Fred Astaire was born on May 10, 1899 in Omaha, Nebrask. He was an American Actor, known for That's Entertainment (1976), You were never lovelier (1942), Carefree (1938), Fred Astaire's first movie on record is from 1933. Fred Astaire died on June 22, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His last motion picture on file dates from 1985.
Biographical Notes in German: eigentlich Frederick Austerlitz, amerikanischer Filmschauspieler und Tänzer, der seine grossen Auftritte in den Musicals der Dreissiger, Vierziger und Fünfziger Jahren hatte.

«"Tanzen ist ein Knochenjob." Das sagte ausgerechnet jener Mann, der es in mehr als 40 Filmen so federleicht aussehen ließ wie kein anderer: Fred Astaire. Die Karriere des am 10. Mai 1899 in den USA unter dem Namen Frederick Austerlitz geborenen Sohnes österreichischer Einwanderer begann bereits in früher Kindheit. Im Alter von vier Jahren schickte ihn die Mutter zum Ballettunterricht, als Teenager feierte er im Duo mit seiner Schwester Adele am Broadway erste Erfolge. Nach Hollywood zog es ihn Anfang der 30er Jahre, kometenhaft avancierte er dort zum Superstar. Mit Ginger Rogers bildete Astaire ein Traumpaar, das sich mit Filmen wie "Ich tanz' mich in dein Herz hinein", einer Mischung aus Screwball-Komödie und Musical, unsterblich machte. Als "Tänzer vom Broadway" steppten sie, inzwischen in sattem Technicolor und zur swingenden Musik von Ira und George Gershwin sowie Harry Warren, zum letzten Mal gemeinsam. In Frack und mit Zylinder tanzte Astaire in dem Musical "Drei kleine Worte", das er später zu seinen Lieblingsfilmen zählte, weiter in das sechste Jahrzehnt seiner Laufbahn. Nach dem Erfolg von "Seidenstrümpfe", einem Musical-Remake des Lubitsch-Klassikers "Ninotschka", zog er sich Ende der 50er Jahre allmählich zurück. Inzwischen über 60, ließ sich besagter Knochenjob auch für ihn nicht mehr so einfach bewältigen. Als weiser Provinzdoktor kehrte er 1977 in der melancholischen Komödie "Das malvenfarbene Taxi" für eine wundervolle Altersrolle auf die Leinwand zurück. In seinem Fall hatte die Academy bereits früh das Wirken gewürdigt und Astaire, der seine atemberaubenden Tanzszenen auch selbst choreografierte, bereits 1950 den Ehren-Oscar für das Lebenswerk verliehen. Fred Astaire starb am 22. Juni 1987 in Los Angeles. Zu tanzen wie er gilt bis heute als Inbegriff leichtfüßiger Perfektion.x (ARD Presse)

Fred Astaire Filmography [Auszug]
1985: [/ /1] That's Dancing! (Cast), Directed by Jack Haley jr., with , Ginger Rogers, Liza Minnelli,
1981: [/ /1] Ghost story (Cast: Hawthorne), Directed by John Irvin, with Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks jr.,
1979: [/ /1] The man in the Santa Claus suit (Cast), Directed by Corey Allen, with Gary Burghoff, Bert Convy,
1977: [/ /1] Un Taxi mauve (The purple taxi) (Cast: Dr.Scully), Directed by Yves Boisset, with Edward Albert, Agostina Belli,
1976: [/ /1] That's Entertainment (Cast), Directed by Gene Kelly, with Gene Kelly, ,
1974: [] The towering inferno (Cast: Harlee), Directed by John Guillermin, with Sheila Allen, Robert Wagner, Robert Vaughn,
1973: [/ /1] Dancing Time (Cast), with Leslie Caron, Zizi Jeanmaire,
1968: [/ /1] Finian's Rainbow (La Vallée du Bonheur) (Cast), Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with Petula Clark, Don Franks,
1962: [/ /1] The Notorious Landlady (Cast), Directed by Richard Quine, with Lionel Jeffries, Jack Lemmon,
1961: [/ /1] The Pleasure of his company (Cast: Pongo Poole), Directed by George Seaton, with Tab Hunter, Gary Merrill,
1959: [/ /1] On the Beach (Cast), Directed by Stanley Kramer, with Donna Anderson, Lola Brooks,
1957: [] Funny Face (Cast), Directed by Stanley Donen, with Audrey Hepburn, Michel Auclair,
1957: [] Silk stockings (Cast: Steve Canfield), Directed by Rouben Mamoulian, with Zoja Karabanova, , Belita,
1953: [] The band Wagon (The Bandwagon) (Cast: Tony Hunter), Directed by Vincente Minnelli, with Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant,
1952: [] The Belle of New York (Cast: Charlie Hill), Directed by Charles Walters, with Vera Ellen, Marjorie Main,
1951: [/ /1] Royal wedding (Cast: Tom Bowen), Directed by Stanley Donen, with , Viola Roache, Jack Reilly,
1950: [/ /1] Three little words (Cast: Bert Kalmar), Directed by Richard Thorpe, with Vera Ellen, Red Skelton,
1950: [] Let's Dance (Cast: Donald Elwood), Directed by Norman Z. McLeod, with , Melville Cooper, Shepperd Strudwick,
1949: [/ /1] Barkleys of Broadway (Cast: Josh Barkley), Directed by Charles Walters, with , Clinton Sundberg,
1948: [] Easter Parade (Cast: Don Hewes), Directed by Charles Walters, with Judy Garland, Peter Lawford,
1946: [] Blue Skies (Composer), Directed by Stuart Heisler, with Joan Caulfield, Bing Crosby,
1945: [11.20] Yolanda and the thief (Cast: Johnny Parkson Riggs), Directed by Vincente Minnelli, with Leon Ames, Lucille Bremer,
1945: [08.13] Ziegfeld Follies (Cast), Directed by Charles Walters, Vincente Minnelli, with Audrey Totter, Lena Horne, Kathryn Grayson,
1942: [08.04] Holiday Inn (Cast: Ted Hanover), Directed by Mark Sandrich, with Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds,
1942: [] You were never lovelier (Ein schönes Mädchen wie Du) (Cast), Directed by William A. Seiter, with Leslie Books, Xavier Cugat,
1941: [/ /1] You'll never get rich (Cast), Directed by Sidney Lanfield, with Rita Hayworth,
1940: [/ /1] Broadway Melody of 1940 (Cast: Johnny), Directed by Norman Taurog, with George Murphy, Eleanor Powell,
1939: [] The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (Cast), Directed by H.C. Potter, with Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver,
1938: [/ /1] Carefree (Cast), Directed by Mark Sandrich, with Irving Berlin, Ginger Rogers,
1937: [/ /1] A Damsel in Distress (Cast), Directed by George Stevens, with Joan Fontaine,
1937: [05.07] Shall we dance? (Cast: Petrov), Directed by Mark Sandrich, with Ginger Rogers, Ketti Gallian,
1936: [/ /1] Follow the Fleet (Cast), Directed by Mark Sandrich, with Ginger Rogers,
1936: [] Swing Time (Cast), Directed by George Stevens, with Ginger Rogers, John Harrington,
1935: [] Top Hat (Cast), Directed by Mark Sandrich, with Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton,
1935: [] Roberta (Cast), Directed by William A. Seiter, with Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers,
1934: [] The Gay Divorcee (Cast: Guy Holden), Directed by Mark Sandrich, with William Austin, Edward Everett Horton,
1933: [11.24] Dancing lady (Cast), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone,
1933: [/ /1] Flying down to Rio (Cast: Fred Ayres), Directed by Thornton Freeland, with Dolores Del Rio, Gene Raymond, ,

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