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Fred Astaire Jr. net worth:
$10 Million

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Fred Astaire Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Fred Astaire was born as Frederic Austerlitz, Jr. on the 10th May 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska USA, of Austrian-Jewish (father) and German-Jewish (mother) descent, and He was a dancer, singer, and actor, who was probably best recognized for performing in a number of musicals, alongside Ginger Rogers. He was named as the 5th Greatest Male Star of All time by the American Film Institute. His career was active from 1904 to 1981. He passed away in 1987.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Fred Astaire was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total size of Fred’s net worth was over $10 million, accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Fred Astaire Net Worth $10 Million

Fred Astaire was born to Johanna and Frederic Austerlitz, who worked at the Storz Brewing Company; he was the younger brother of Adele Astaire. When he was a child, Fred began to take classes in dancing alongside his sister, and playing piano and clarinet. In 1905 the family moved to New York City, where both of the children attended the Alviene Master School of the Theatre and Academy of Cultural Arts.

In no time came their first act “Juvenile Artists Presenting an Electric Musical Toe-Dancing Novelty”, for which they gained enormous popularity – the local newspaper named it “the greatest child act in vaudeville”. Afterwards, they appeared in the 1915 film “Fanchon, The Cricket” as performers, and two years later began performing on Broadway, debuting in “Over The Top”, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. In the following year, he appeared together with his sister in “The Passing Show Of 1918”, and later during the 1920s, they performed in other productions, including “The Bunch And Judy” (1922), and “Funny Face” (1927). His net worth was now established.

However, Fred and Adele split up in 1932 when she married, and he focused on his solo career, moving to Hollywood and signing with RKO Radio Pictures. He made his debut dancing with Joan Crawford in the musical film “Dancing Lady” (1933), since when his career only went upwards, as well as his net worth, and he soon began to perform with his new partner Ginger Rogers, with whom he appeared in nine RKO pictures, such as “The Gay Divorcee” (1934), “Swing Time” (1936), and “The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle” (1939) – six of them became the biggest moneymakers; however, after that he left RKO.

In the next decade, Fred’s first performance came in the film “Broadway Melody Of 1940”, with dancing partner Eleanor Powell. In the same year, he appeared with Paulette Goddard in “Second Chorus”, and he was also a performer in other film titles, such as “Holiday Inn” (1942) starring alongside Bing Crosby, and “Blue Skies” (1946), all of which increased his net worth by a large margin. Then he surprisingly announced his retirement, but during 1947 he established the Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which he sold in 1966. Not long ago after his ‘retirement’, Fred returned to the big screen, appearing alongside Ann Miller, Judy Garland and Peter Lawford in “Easter Parade” (1948), and “The Barkleys Of Broadway” (1949).

During the 1950s, he continued to line up success after success, performing with Jane Powell in “Royal Wedding” (1951), and a year later with Vera-Ellen in “The Belle Of New York”. In 1953 Fred appeared in “The Band Wagon”, directed by Vincente Minnelli, which became one the greatest musicals of all time. Two years later, he was cast in “Daddy Long Legs”, and in 1957, he performed in “Funny Face” alongside such stars as Kay Thompson and Audrey Hepburn, all of which contributed to his wealth.

To speak further of his career, in 1958 his new dancing partner became Barrie Chase, with whom he performed in the musical “An Evening With Fred Astaire” (1958), which won nine Emmy Awards, after which Fred appeared in several non-dancing roles in such TV and film titles as “The Notorious Landlady” (1962), “Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre” and “Dr. Kildare” (1965). In 1968 he made his last musical appearance in the film “Finian’s Rainbow”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

In the next decade, Fred continued to appear in film and TV titles as an actor, increasing further his net worth. He was cast as Harlee Claiborne in “The Towering Inferno” (1974), played Dr. Seamus Scully in “The Purple Taxi” (1977), and had the role of Ricky Hawthorne in “Ghost Story” (1981).

Thanks to his accomplishments, Fred earned a number of recognitions and awards, including the 1950 Honorary Academy Award, as well as three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. He also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

Regarding his personal life, Fred Astaire was married to Robyn Smith from 1980 until his death. Previously, he was in marriage with Phyllis Livingston Potter (1933-1954), with whom he had two children. In free time, he enjoyed horse racing – his horse won the 1946 Hollywood Gold Cup – and all types of physical activity, including skateboarding, even into his ‘80s. He passed away from pneumonia at the age of 88 on the 22nd June 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Fred Astaire Jr. information

Fred Astaire Jr. information

Birth date: May 10, 1899
Birth place: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height:1.75 m
Profession:Dancer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Robyn Smith (m. 1980–1987), Phyllis Potter (m. 1933–1954)
Children:Ava Astaire-McKenzie, Fred Astaire Jr.
Parents:Frederic Austerlitz, Johanna Austerlitz
Siblings:Adele Astaire

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life2016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
20th Century Women2016performer: "This Heart of Mine"
Cuéntame2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Call the Midwife2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2006-2014TV Series 2 episodes
Cake2014/IIperformer: "Dig It"
She's Funny That Way2014performer: "Cheek to Cheek", "Steppin' Out With My Baby"
Supernatural2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mildred PierceTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Step Up 3D2010performer: "I Won't Dance"
Doctors2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary music: "I'm Building Up to an Awful Let-Down" / performer: "One for My Baby and One More for the Road", "That's Entertainment", "Dearly Beloved", "Something's Gotta Give"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentary performer: "Carioca", "Poor Mr. Chisholm", "Night and Day", "I Won't Dance" - uncredited
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary performer: "Dig It", "Poor Mr. Chisholm" - uncredited
Banda sonora2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Trip to Swadades2008performer: "This Heart of Mine"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Carioca", "Waltz in Swing Time", "You're All the World to Me" - uncredited
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Secret Diary of a Call Girl2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Masters1999-2007TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence2007performer: "Cheek to Cheek"
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007Documentary performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz"
Gilmore Girls2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carnivàle2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angels in America2003TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Chocolate com Pimenta2003TV Series performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz"
The Dreamers2003performer: "No Strings I'm Fancy Free" 1935
The Human Stain2003performer: "Cheek to Cheek" 1936
A.I. Artificial Intelligence2001performer: "Cheek To Cheek"
Billy Elliot2000performer: "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails"
The Next Best Thing2000performer: "Steppin' Out With My Baby"
The Green Mile1999performer: "Cheek to Cheek"
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998Documentary performer: "Night and Day"
Déjà Vu1997performer: "Dearly Beloved"
The English Patient1996performer: "Cheek to Cheek" 1935
Fallen Angels1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary performer: "Here's to the Girls" 1945, "It Only Happens When I Dance with You" 1947, "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" 1933, "Jukebox Dance" 1940, "Coffee Time" 1945, "Drum Crazy" 1948, "The Girl Hunt" 1952, "Swing Trot" 1948, "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" 1951, "Stereophonic Sound" 1955 - uncredited
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway1993performer: "TOP HAT, WHITE TIE AND TAILS"
Great PerformancesTV Series music - 1 episode, 1991 performer - 1 episode, 1991
Loverboy1989performer: "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
Rain Man1988performer: "Bouncin' the Blues" 1948, "They Can't Take That Away from Me" 1937, "Shoes with Wings On" 1948 - uncredited
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985"Cheek to Cheek" 1935
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "I Won't Dance", "Night and Day", "Pick Yourself Up", "I Left My Hat in Haiti", "Thinking of You", "A Shine on Your Shoes"
Blame It on Rio1984performer: "Flying Down To Rio"
Pennies from Heaven1981performer: "Let's Face the Music and Dance" 1936
The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane1981TV Special performer: "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentary "A Foggy Day", "A Fine Romance" / performer: "Putting All my Eggs in One Basket", "All Aboard for Alabam", "The Carioca", "Begin the Beguine", "'S Wonderful", "Something's Gotta Give", "Change Partners and Dance", "Cheek to Cheek", "Night and Day", "Hold That Tiger", "Puttin' on the Ritz", "Top Hat", "The Continental"
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit1979TV Movie performer: "Once a Year Night"
Better Late Than Never1979TV Movie performer: "You're Never Too Young"
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town1977TV Movie performer: "The Easter Bunny Is Comin' To Town Today", "All You Have To Do Is Think 'Can Do'"
Dinah!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary performer: "That's Entertainment" 1953, "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" 1951, "Be a Clown" 1948, "All of You" 1955, "Easter Parade" 1933, "Three Little Words" 1930, "Shubert Alley" 1976, "Triplets" 1937, "Steppin' Out with My Baby" 1948, "Cartoon Sequence" 1976, "A Couple of Swells" 1948, "Bouncin' the Blues" 1948, "Finale" 1976 - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1975 - 1976 performer - 1 episode, 1976
That's Entertainment!1974performer: "Begin the Beguine" 1935, "The Babbitt and the Bromide" 1927, "They Can't Take That Away from Me" 1937, "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" 1933, "Let's Go Bavarian" 1933, "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" 1929, "Sunday Jumps" 1951, "Shoes with Wings On" 1948, "You're All the World to Me" 1950, "Dancing in the Dark" 1931, "By Myself" 1937 - uncredited
A Safe Place1971performer: "I'm Old-Fashioned"
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town1970TV Movie performer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "What Better Way to Tell You" uncredited
Finian's Rainbow1968performer: "Look To The Rainbow" 1946, "If This Isn't Love" 1946, "When The Idle Poor Become The Idle Rich" 1946 - uncredited
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV Series performer - 1 episode
Paris When It Sizzles1964performer: "That Face"
Hollywood and the Stars1963TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Pleasure of His Company1961performer: "Lover" - uncredited
An Evening with Fred Astaire1958TV Special performer: "Isn't This A Lovely Day To be Caught in the Rain"
Silk Stockings1957performer: "Too Bad We Can't Go Back to Moscow", "Paris Loves Lovers", "Stereophonic Sound", "All of You", "Fated to Be Mated", "The Ritz Roll and Rock" - uncredited
Funny Face1957performer: "Overture: Funny Face/'S Wonderful/Think Pink!", "Funny Face", "Bonjour, Paris!", "Let's Kiss and Make Up", "He Loves and She Loves", "Clap Yo' Hands", "'S Wonderful"
MGM Parade1955-1956TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Daddy Long Legs1955"History of the Beat" / performer: "Something's Gotta Give", "Dream", "Sluefoot", "Texas Millionaire", "International Playboy", "Guardian Angel", "Nightmare Ballet Paris, Hong Kong, Rio"
What's My Line?1955TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Band Wagon1953"That's Entertainment" 1953, uncredited / performer: "By Myself" 1937, "A Shine on Your Shoes" 1932, "That's Entertainment" 1953, "Dancing in the Dark" 1931, "You and the Night and the Music" 1934, "I Love Louisa" 1931, "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" 1929, "Triplets" 1937, "The Girl Hunt" 1953 - uncredited
The Belle of New York1952performer: "Who Wants to Kiss the Bridegroom?", "Seeing's Believing", "Baby Doll", "Oops", "A Bride's Wedding Day Song Currier and Ives", "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" - uncredited
Royal Wedding1951performer: "EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN", "SUNDAY JUMPS", "OPEN YOUR EYES", "YOU'RE ALL THE WORLD TO ME", "I LEFT MY HAT IN HAITI", "HOW COULD YOU BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAID I LOVED YOU WHEN YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN A LIAR ALL MY LIFE" - uncredited
Let's Dance1950music: "Piano Dance" - uncredited / performer: "Can't Stop Talking About Him", "Piano Dance", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Oh Them Dudes", "The Hyacinth", "Tunnel of Love" - uncredited
Three Little Words1950performer: "Where Did You Get That Girl?", "Mr. and Mrs. Hoofer at Home" uncredited, "My Sunny Tennessee", "So Long! Oo-Long How Long You Gonna Be Gone?", "Test Dance" uncredited, "Nevertheless", "Thinking of You", "Three Little Words"
The Barkleys of Broadway1949performer: "They Can't Take That Away from Me" 1937, "Swing Trot" 1949 uncredited, "You'd Be Hard to Replace" 1949 uncredited, "Bouncin' the Blues" 1949 uncredited, "My One and Only Highland Fling" 1949 uncredited, "Week-End in the Country" 1949 uncredited, "Shoes with Wings On" 1949, "Manhattan Downbeat" 1949 uncredited
Easter Parade1948performer: "Happy Easter", "Drum Crazy", "It Only Happens When I Dance with You", "Beautiful Faces Need Beautiful Clothes", "I Love a Piano", "Snooky Ookums", "Ragtime Violin", "When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam'", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", "A Couple of Swells", "Easter Parade" - uncredited
Blue Skies1946music: "Heat Wave" / performer: "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody", "Puttin' on the Ritz", "A Couple of Song and Dance Men", "Heat Wave"
Yolanda and the Thief1945performer: "Coffee Time", "Yolanda" - uncredited
Ziegfeld Follies1945performer: "Here's to the Girls", "This Heart of Mine", "Limehouse Blues", "The Babbitt and the Bromide"
The Sky's the Limit1943/Iperformer: "My Shining Hour", "A Lot in Common with You", "Cuban Sugar Mill", "One for My Baby and One More for the Road" - uncredited
You Were Never Lovelier1942performer: "You Were Never Lovelier" 1942, "Dearly Beloved" 1942, "Audition Dance", "Los Hijos de Buda", "Bim Bam Bum", "Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C Sharp Minor" 1847, "Eco", "I'm Old Fashioned" 1942, "The Shorty George" 1942 - uncredited
Holiday Inn1942performer: "I'll Capture Your Heart Singing" 1942, "You're Easy to Dance With" 1942, "Be Careful, It's My Heart" 1942, "I Can't Tell a Lie" 1942, "Let's Say It with Firecrackers" 1942, "Ending Medley"
You'll Never Get Rich1941performer: "Boogie Barcarolle", "Shootin' the Works for Uncle Sam", "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye", "March Milastaire A-Stairable Rag", "So Near and Yet So Far" - uncredited
Second Chorus1940performer: "Sugar" uncredited, "Sweet Sue Just You" uncredited, "Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life", "I'm Yours" uncredited, "The New Moon Is Shining" uncredited, "Would You Like to Be the Love of My Life" reprise, "Poor Mr. Chisholm", "Poor Mr. Chisholm" reprise, "Dig It"
Broadway Melody of 19401940performer: "Please Don't Monkey with Broadway" 1939, "I've Got My Eye on You" 1939, "Jukebox Dance" 1939, "I Concentrate on You" 1939, "Begin the Beguine" 1935 - uncredited
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle1939"Cecile Waltz", "Nights of Gladness", "Missouri Waltz", uncredited / performer: "Only When You're in My Arms" 1939, "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" uncredited, "King Chanticleer" uncredited, "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" uncredited, "The Syncopated Walk" uncredited, "Too Much Mustard Tres Moutarde" uncredited, "Rose Room" uncredited, "Tres Jolie" uncredited, "Little Brown Jug" uncredited, "Dengozo" uncredited, "You're Here and I'm Here" uncredited, "Chicago" uncredited, "Hello, Frisco, Hell
Carefree1938performer: "Since They Turned Loch Lomand into Swing" 1938, "Carefree" 1938, "I Used To Be Color Blind" 1938, "The Yam" 1938, "Change Partners" 1938, "Jingle Bells" 1857 - uncredited
A Damsel in Distress1937performer: "I Can't Be Bothered Now" 1937, "The Jolly Tar and the Milkmaid" 1937, "Put Me to the Test" I've Just Begun to Live 1937, "Stiff Upper Lip" 1937, "Things Are Looking Up" 1937, "A Foggy Day" 1937, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" 1937 - uncredited
Shall We Dance1937performer: "Slap That Bass" 1937, "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" 1937, "They Can't Take That Away from Me" 1937, "Shall We Dance" 1937, "They All Laughed" 1937, "Beginner's Luck" 1937 - uncredited
Swing Time1936"The Way You Look Tonight" 1936, "A Fine Romance" 1936, uncredited / performer: "Pick Yourself Up" 1936, "The Way You Look Tonight" 1936, "Waltz in Swing Time" 1936, "A Fine Romance" 1936, "Bojangles of Harlem" 1936, "Never Gonna Dance" 1936 - uncredited
Follow the Fleet1936performer: "We Saw the Sea" 1936, "Let Yourself Go" 1936, "I'd Rather Lead a Band" 1936, "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket" 1936, "Let's Face the Music and Dance" 1932 - uncredited
Top Hat1935performer: "No Strings I'm Fancy Free" 1935, "Isn't This a Lovely Day to Be Caught in the Rain?" 1935, "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" 1935, "Cheek to Cheek" 1935, "The Piccolino" 1935 - uncredited
Roberta1935performer: "Let's Begin" 1933, "I'll Be Hard to Handle" 1933, "I Won't Dance" 1934, "Lovely to Look At" 1935, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 1933 - uncredited
The Gay Divorcee1934performer: "Don't Let It Bother You" 1934, "A Needle In a Haystack" 1934, "Night and Day" 1932, "The Continental" 1934, "The Continental" 1934 uncredited
Flying Down to Rio1933performer: "Carioca" 1933, "Orchids in the Moonlight" 1933, "Music Makes Me" 1933, "Flying Down to Rio" 1933 - uncredited
Dancing Lady1933performer: "Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here" 1933, "Let's Go Bavarian" 1933

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghost Story1981Ricky Hawthorne
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit1979TV MovieCostume Shop Proprietor / Chauffeur / Policeman / ...
Battlestar Galactica1979TV SeriesChameleon Captain Dimitri
A Family Upside Down1978TV MovieTed Long
The Purple Taxi1977Dr. Seamus Scully
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town1977TV MovieS.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)
The Amazing Dobermans1976Daniel Hughes
The Towering Inferno1974Harlee Claiborne
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town1970TV MovieNarrator - S.D. Kluger (voice)
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again1970TV MovieThe Baltimore Kid
It Takes a Thief1969-1970TV SeriesAlistair Mundy / The Panther
Midas Run1969John Pedley
Finian's Rainbow1968Finian McLonergan
Dr. Kildare1965TV SeriesJoe Quinlan
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesFred Addams
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesTed Miller / Ivor St. George / Andrew E. Whitbeck
The Notorious Landlady1962Franklyn Ambruster
The Pleasure of His Company1961Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole
On the Beach1959Julian Osborne
General Electric Theater1957-1959TV SeriesPaul Ashcroft / J. Willingham Bardley
Silk Stockings1957Steve Canfield
Funny Face1957Dick Avery
Daddy Long Legs1955Jervis Pendleton III
The Band Wagon1953Tony Hunter
The Belle of New York1952Charlie Hill
Royal Wedding1951Tom Bowen
Let's Dance1950Donald Elwood
Three Little Words1950Bert Kalmar
The Barkleys of Broadway1949Josh Barkley
Easter Parade1948Don Hewes
Blue Skies1946Jed Potter
Yolanda and the Thief1945Johnny Parkson Riggs
Ziegfeld Follies1945Fred Astaire ('Here's to the Ladies') / Raffles ('This Heart of Mine') / Tai Long ('Limehouse Blues') / ...
Twenty Years After1944Short
The Sky's the Limit1943/IFred Atwell aka Fred Burton
You Were Never Lovelier1942Robert Davis
Holiday Inn1942Ted Hanover
You'll Never Get Rich1941Robert Curtis
Second Chorus1940Danny O'Neill
Broadway Melody of 19401940Johnny Brett
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle1939Vernon Castle
Carefree1938Tony Flagg
A Damsel in Distress1937Jerry Halliday
Shall We Dance1937Petrov
Swing Time1936Lucky Garnett
Follow the Fleet1936Bake Baker
Top Hat1935Jerry Travers
Roberta1935Huck Haines
The Gay Divorcee1934Guy Holden
Flying Down to Rio1933Fred Ayres
Dancing Lady1933Fred Astaire

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pleasure of His Company1961choreographer
Funny Face1957choreographer
Daddy Long Legs1955dances staged by
Three Little Words1950choreographer - uncredited
Easter Parade1948choreographer - uncredited
The Sky's the Limit1943/Idances created and staged by
You Were Never Lovelier1942choreographer - uncredited
A Damsel in Distress1937choreographer - uncredited
Top Hat1935choreographer - uncredited
Roberta1935dances arranged by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fred Astaire Show1968TV Movie executive producer / producer
Astaire Time1960TV Movie producer
Another Evening with Fred Astaire1959TV Special executive producer
An Evening with Fred Astaire1958TV Special executive producer
Second Chorus1940associate producer - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Skies1946composer: additional music - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Bike2009Short acknowledgment
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985the producers also thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 25th Anniversary Special1987TV MovieHimself
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story1987TV Series documentaryHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood '841984TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey1984DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
La nuit des Césars1984TV Series documentaryHimself
The 1982 Annual Vision Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Speaker
Today1976-1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself - Honoree
Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Magic of Dance1979TV Series documentaryHimself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Henrietta Award
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1978TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Dinah!1975-1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee1978TV SpecialHimself - Interview
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special
Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Song
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1978TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Singer / Dancer / ...
The Late Late Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryHimself - Co-Host / Narrator
Parkinson1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly1976TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Lion Roars Again1975Documentary shortHimself
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire: A Couple of Song and Dance Men1975TV Special documentaryHimself
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
At Long Last Cole1975TV MovieHimself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Merv Griffin Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Just One More Time1974ShortHimself (uncredited)
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHimself - Host
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHimself
The 1974 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
That's Entertainment!1974Himself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'The Band Wagon'
Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra1973TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Imagine1972TV Movie documentaryHimself
Make Mine Red, White and Blue1972TV MovieHimself - Host
'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin1972TV MovieHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself / the Baltimore Kid / Jed Potter / ...
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Documentary Awards
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Fred Astaire Show1968TV MovieHimself - Host
The World Premiere of 'Finian's Rainbow'1968ShortHimself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Writing Awards
The Hollywood Palace1965-1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Song
Alcoa Premiere1961-1963TV SeriesHimself - Host / Mr. Lucifer / Alex Berringer
Here's Hollywood1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 34th Annual Academy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Astaire Time1960TV MovieHimself - Host
The 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1960TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1959-1960TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Recipient
Another Evening with Fred Astaire1959TV SpecialHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954-1959TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Garry Moore Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest
An Evening with Fred Astaire1958TV SpecialHimself
What's My Line?1955-1958TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Oscar Levant Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Home1957TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1957TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinépanorama1956TV Series documentaryHimself
I've Got a Secret1955TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waiting for Hockney2008DocumentaryHimself
Un jour, un destin2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane2007Video documentary shortTom Bowen
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence2007segment "Cinéma de Boulevard"
Emile Norman: By His Own Design2007TV Movie documentaryJed Potter
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm2006Video documentaryHimself / Various roles
Great Performances1991-2005TV SeriesHimself
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentaryHimself
Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet2005Video short
Astaire and Rogers Sing George and Ira Gershwin2005Short
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers2004TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2001-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nelson Freire2003DocumentaryHimself
Begin the Beguine2003Video documentary shortHimself
Satin and Silk2003Video shortHimself
Bourne to Dance2001TV Movie documentary
Petula Clark: This Is My Song2001TV SpecialFinian McLonergan
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryHimself
72nd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show2000TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
The Green Mile1999actor in 'Top Hat' (uncredited)
The Lady with the Torch1999DocumentaryHimself
A Bing Crosby Christmas1998Video documentaryHimself
The Churchills1996TV Mini-Series documentaryTom Bowen
Legends of Entertainment Video1995Video documentaryHimself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryTony Hunter, 'The Band Wagon' (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clips from 'Easter Parade' / 'The Band Wagon' and Others (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood on Parade1990Video documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHimself
South of Reno1988Clip from 'Second Chorus' (uncredited)
Le cinéma dans les yeux1987Himself
ABC News Nightline1987TV SeriesHimself
Cocoon1985Himself, film clip from 'The Gay Divorcee' (uncredited)
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985Jerry Travers (uncredited)
That's Dancing!1985DocumentaryHimself
Going Hollywood: The '30s1984Documentary
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Red Skelton: A Comedy Scrapbook1981Video documentaryBert Kalmar-Three Little Words
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Dancer
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHimself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975Documentary
The All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing Show1973TV MovieHuck
Hollywood: The Dream Factory1972TV Movie documentary
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Our American Musical Heritage1971TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood: The Selznick Years1969TV Movie documentaryActor 'Dancing Lady' (uncredited)
Hollywood and the Stars1963-1964TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955-1963TV SeriesHimself / Singer / Dancer
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryActor 'You'll Never Get Rich' (uncredited)
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z1958TV SeriesExcerpt from the film Carefree
MGM Parade1955-1956TV SeriesPerformer in 'Ziegfeld Follies' / actor 'Broadway Melody of 1940'
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary
The Emperor of Ice Cream2015Short completedThe Emperor
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
American Masters1987-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
A History of Dance on Screen2014Video documentaryDanny O'Neill / Tom Bowen
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2013-2014TV SeriesLucky Garnett / Himself
Talking Pictures2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Secrets of the Manor House2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Wogan on Wodehouse2011TV Movie documentaryJerry Halliday (uncredited)
Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Legendary Bing Crosby2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year2009TV Movie documentary
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's2009Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
1981Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy SpecialA Family Upside Down (1978)
1976BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Towering Inferno (1974)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - Motion PictureThe Towering Inferno (1974)
1975Career DavidDavid di Donatello Awards
1973Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
1970UNICRIT Special AwardBerlin International Film FestivalFor his achievements in the development of the musical and dancing film genre.
1968Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1961Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or SeriesAstaire Time (1960)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6756 Hollywood Blvd.
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Single Performance by an ActorAn Evening with Fred Astaire (1958)
1951Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - Comedy or MusicalThree Little Words (1950)
1950Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USAFor his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures.
1941Sour AppleGolden Apple Awards· Ginger Rogers

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Towering Inferno (1974)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - Comedy or MusicalFinian's Rainbow (1968)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Musical or Variety ProgramThe Fred Astaire Show (1968)· Gil Rodin (producer)
1962Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - Comedy or MusicalThe Pleasure of His Company (1961)
1960Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorOn the Beach (1959)
1960Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or SeriesAnother Evening with Fred Astaire (1959)
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Musical PerformanceFunny Face (1957)


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#Fact
1He was stepfather to Eliphalet IV (known as Peter), the son of his first wife, Phyllis, and her first husband, Eliphalet Nott Potter III.
2First wife Phyllis Potter (née Phyllis Livingston Baker) passed away from lung cancer at age 46 while Astaire was filming Daddy Long Legs (1955).
3Died 18 years to the day after his Easter Parade (1948) co-star, Judy Garland. Garland on June 22, 1969 and Astaire on June 22, 1987.
4Became a father for the second time at age 42 when his first wife Phyllis Potter gave birth to their daughter Ava Astaire-McKenzie on March 28, 1942.
5Became a father for the first time at age 36 when his first wife Phyllis Potter gave birth to their son Fred Astaire Jr. on January 21, 1936.
6He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6756 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
7He was honored as Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month. [December 2013]
8Universal Pictures offered Astaire the chance to direct the musical comedy Up in Central Park (1948), but he declined. William A. Seiter directed instead.
9Politically, Astaire was a conservative and a lifelong Republican Party supporter, though he never made his political views publicly known. Along with Bing Crosby, George Murphy, Ginger Rogers and others, he was a charter (founding) member of the Hollywood Republican Committee.
10He was the very first name entered on IMDB (nm0000001).
11Joining ASCAP in 1942, he collaborated with Johnny Mercer and Gladys Shelly. His popular song compositions include "I'm Building Up to an Awful Let-Down", "Blue Without You", "If Swing Goes, I Go Too", "Just Like Taking Candy from a Baby", "Just One More Dance, Madame", "I'll Never Let You Go", "Oh, My Achin' Back" and "Sweet Sorrow".
12Founder of Ava Records, named for his daughter, Ava Astaire-McKenzie.
13When Ginger Rogers received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1992, Robyn Smith, widow of Fred Astaire, withheld all rights to clips of Rogers' scenes with Astaire, demanding payment. The Kennedy Center refused and Rogers received her honor without the retrospective show.
14Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press) (2010).
15Owned Blue Valley Ranch, a Thoroughbred horse breeding farm in the San Fernando Valley. He maintained a racing stable of four or five horses which competed at racetracks in California. His most famous racehorse was Triplicate, winner of the 1946 Hollywood Gold Cup.
16Tony Martin, the husband of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star/dancer Cyd Charisse, said he could tell who she had been dancing with that day on the set. If she came home covered with bruises on her, it was the very physically-demanding Gene Kelly, if not it was the smooth and agile Fred Astaire.
17For Daddy Long Legs (1955), Leslie Caron told Fred that she wanted to create her own costumes for the film. Fred Astaire told her: "Okay, but no feathers, please", recalling the troubles he had with one of Ginger Rogers' elaborate ostrich feathered gowns in a dance from Top Hat (1935). A feather broke loose from Ginger Rogers' dress and stubbornly floated in mid air around Astaire's face. The episode was recreated to hilarious effect in a scene from Easter Parade (1948) in which Fred Astaire danced with a clumsy, comical dancer portrayed by Judy Garland.
18Inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame in 2002 (inaugural class).
19Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 36-38. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
20Fred's father was born in Austria. Fred's paternal grandparents, Salomon Stefan Austerlitz and Lucie Hellerová, were Czech Jews who had converted to Catholicism. Fred's mother was born in Nebraska, to David Geilus and Wilhelmine Klaatke, Lutheran immigrants from Germany.
21Good friends with actress Carol Lynley.
22Wore his trademark top hat and tails in his very first movie appearance, Dancing Lady (1933).
23While all music and songs were known to be dubbed (recorded before filming), his tap dancing was dubbed also. He "over-dubbed" his taps - recording them live as he danced to the previously recorded taps.
24Aside from starring in the film Funny Face (1957), he also starred in the original 1927 Broadway version of the George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin musical "Funny Face". Although he was the male lead in the show, he did not play the same character he does in the film, and the storyline of the original stage musical was entirely different from the one in the film. Both play and film used many of the same songs. The studio may have felt that the original plot of "Funny Face" could not be properly adapted into a movie as it was an "ensemble" musical with people dropping out and parts changing all the time. Apparently the studio bought the rights to the title just so they could use the song. The plot of this movie is actually that of the unsuccessful Broadway musical "Wedding Bells" by Leonard Gershe. His character in the film is based on photographer Richard Avedon, who in fact, set up most of the photography shown in the film. The soggy Paris weather played havoc with the shooting of the wedding dress dance scene. Both Astaire and Audrey Hepburn were continually slipping in the muddy and slippery grass.
25Although he spent most of his childhood touring on the vaudeville circuit, he would occasionally settle down with his family and their neighbors and friends, who were almost all families of Austrian immigrants.
26He and Ginger Rogers appeared in 10 movies together: Flying Down to Rio (1933), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top Hat (1935), Follow the Fleet (1936), Swing Time (1936), Shall We Dance (1937), Carefree (1938), The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) and The Barkleys of Broadway (1949).
27Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue"
28Born only 18 months after his sister Adele Astaire.
29Named the #5 Greatest Actor on the 50 Greatest Screen Legends by the American Film Institute.
30He was voted the 23rd Greatest Movie Star of All Time by Premiere magazine.
31Famously wore a necktie around his waist instead of a belt, an affectation he picked up from his friendship with actor Douglas Fairbanks but often mistakenly attributed to Astaire alone.
32His legs were insured for one million dollars.
33He was voted the 19th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
34In 2000, the following album was released as a tribute to him: "Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire". All songs were performed by Stacey Kent.
35Made a cameo appearance in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's film Imagine (1972), escorting Yoko through a doorway; after one successful take, he asked to try again, believing he could do a better job.
36Don McLean's song "Wonderful Baby" was written with Astaire in mind; Astaire reportedly loved the song, and recorded it for an album.
37He was one of the first Kennedy Center Honorees in 1978.
38Appears on the cover of The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
39The only time he and Gene Kelly ever danced together on screen (other than the linking-segments in the 1976 compilation movie, That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)) was in one routine, titled "The Babbitt and the Bromide" in the 1946 movie Ziegfeld Follies (1945).
40Born at 9:16pm-CST
41After Blue Skies (1946), New York's Paramount Theater generated a petition of 10,000 names to persuade him to come out of retirement.
42First met lifelong best friend Irving Berlin on the set of Top Hat (1935).
43Astaire disguised his very large hands by curling his middle two fingers while dancing.
44The evaluation of Astaire's first screen test: "Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little."
45Following his death, he was interred at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California, where longtime dancing partner, Ginger Rogers, is located.
46Ranked #73 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

#Quote
1Ginger was brilliantly effective. She made everything work for her. Actually she made everything work very fine for both of us and she deserves most of the credit for our success.
2Excuse me, I must say Ginger was certainly the one. You know, the most effective partner I had. Everyone knows. That was a whole other thing that we did...I just want to pay a tribute to Ginger because we did so many pictures together and believe me it was a value to have that girl...she had it. She was just great!
3All the girls I ever danced with thought they couldn't do it. So they always cried. All except Ginger. No, no, Ginger never cried.
4I'm just a hoofer with a spare set of tails.
5[on joining the cast of The Towering Inferno (1974)] It's a fun picture to make - all fire and water.
6(on dancing partner Cyd Charisse) When you dance with her, you stay danced.
7[on Gene Kelly] You know, that Kelly, he's just terrific. That's all there is to it. He dances like crazy, he directs like crazy. I adore this guy. I really am crazy about his work.
8[on actress/dancer Leslie Caron] A ballet dancer really, but technically good. I called her the sergeant major.
9[on Judy Garland] She was just simply wonderful. She danced beautifully, learned beautifully. She was very adept at whatever she did. Really in fine form. We were all set to do another picture together, but she got sick and that was the end of that.
10[on Rita Hayworth] A great dancer but a different style to me.
11[on tap dancer Eleanor Powell] Eleanor was an out-and-out dancer. She danced like a man. She slammed the floor and did it great and that's fine and suddenly she's on her toes in the ballet sequence -- it did look kinda funny.
12[on Ginger Rogers] She may have faked a little, but we knew we had a good thing going.
13[on John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever (1977)] He's not a dancer. What he did in those dance scenes was very attractive but he is basically not a dancer. I was dancing like that years ago, you know. Disco is just jitterbug.
14I have no desire to prove anything by it [dancing]. I never used it as an outlet or as a means of expressing myself. I just dance.
15I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
16[to Jack Lemmon] You're at a level where you can only afford one mistake. The higher up you go, the more mistakes you're allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.
17Dancing is a sweat job.
18I suppose I made it look easy, but gee whiz, did I work and worry.
19[on his screen partnership with Ginger Rogers] Ginger was brilliantly effective. She made everything work for her. Actually, she made things very fine for the both of us and she deserves most of the credit for our success.
20It's nice that all the composers have said that nobody interprets a lyric like Fred Astaire. But when it comes to selling records I was never worth anything particularly except as a collector's item.
21The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
22People think I was born in top hat and tails.
23I had some ballet training but didn't like it. It was like a game to me.
24Of course, [Ginger Rogers] was able to accomplish sex through dance. We told more through our movements instead of the big clinch. We did it all in the dance.
25[on modern movies] They tend to overdo the vulgarity. I'm not embarrassed by the language itself, but it's embarrassing to be listening to it, sitting next to perfect strangers.
26I have never had anything that I can remember in the business - and that includes all the movies and the stage shows and everything - that I didn't enjoy. I didn't like some of the small-time vaudeville, because we weren't going on and getting better. Aside from that, I didn't dislike anything.

#Trademark
1Ending an active dance sequence by calmly strolling off
2His unique dancing
3Often wore top hat and tails

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