Fred Astaire

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Fred Astaire was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the most influential dancer in the history of film.

Fred Astaire was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the most influential dancer in the history of film.

Birth Name

Frederic Austerlitz Jr.

Born

Wednesday, 10 May 1899

Died

Monday, 22 June 1987

Actor Filmography

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind Self - Dancer, Singer, Actor (archive footage) 2020
Sid & Judy Self (archive footage) / Himself (archive footage) 2019
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself (archive footage) 2016
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Secrets of the Manor House Himself (archive footage) 2012
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Himself (archive footage) 2009
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (archive footage) 2009
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's Himself (archive footage) 2009
Waiting for Hockney Himself (archive footage) 2008
To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Cinéma de Boulevard") (archive footage) 2007
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind Self - Dancer, Singer, Actor (archive footage) 2020
Sid & Judy Self (archive footage) / Himself (archive footage) 2019
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself (archive footage) 2016
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Secrets of the Manor House Himself (archive footage) 2012
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Himself (archive footage) 2009
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (archive footage) 2009
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's Himself (archive footage) 2009
Waiting for Hockney Himself (archive footage) 2008
To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Cinéma de Boulevard") (archive footage) 2007
Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm Himself / Various roles (archive footage) 2006
Broadway: The American Musical Guy Holden (in 'The Gay Divorcee') (archive footage) / Guy Holden 2004
Complicated Women Himself (archive footage) 2003
The Green Mile actor in 'Top Hat' 1999
A Bing Crosby Christmas Himself (archive footage) 1998
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen Himself (archive footage) 1995
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Himself (archive footage) 1995
That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994
Audrey Hepburn Remembered Himself (archive footage) 1993
Imagine: John Lennon Himself 1988
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story Himself 1987
American Masters Self (archive footage), Himself (archive footage), (archive footage) 1986
Cocoon Himself, film clip from 'The Gay Divorcee' 1985
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey Himself 1985
That's Dancing! Himself (archive footage) 1985
Showbiz Goes To War (archive footage) 1982
Ghost Story Ricky Hawthorne 1981
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Himself - Honoree 1981
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Choral Director 1979
Battlestar Galactica Chameleon / Captain Dimitri 1978
A Family Upside Down Ted Long 1978
The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice) 1977
The Amazing Dobermans Daniel Hughes 1976
That's Entertainment, Part II Narrator 1976
Brother Can You Spare A Dime Himself 1975
The Towering Inferno Harlee Claiborne 1974
Dinah! Himself - Guest 1974
That's Entertainment! Clip from 'The Band Wagon' 1974
Imagine Himself 1972
Great Performances Self (archive footage) 1972
Hollywood: The Dream Factory 1972
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town S.D. Kluger (narrator) 1970
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again The Baltimore Kid 1970
Midas Run John Pedley 1969
Finian's Rainbow Finian McLonergan 1968
It Takes a Thief Alistair Mundy, Alistair Mundy / The Panther 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Himself - Guest 1967
The Hollywood Palace Himself - Host, Himself 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Himself 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Fred Addams 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Notorious Landlady Franklyn Ambruster 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Co-Host 1961
Alcoa Premiere Himself - Host, Andrew E. Whitbeck, Himself - Host / Alex Berringer, Himself - Host / Mr. Lucifer, Ivor St. George, Ted Miller 1961
Dr. Kildare Joe Quinlan 1961
The Pleasure of His Company Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole 1961
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
On the Beach Julian Osborne 1959
The Garry Moore Show Himself - Guest 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself - Guest 1957
Silk Stockings Steve Canfield 1957
Funny Face Dick Avery 1957
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Guest, Himself - Recipient 1956
MGM Parade actor 'Broadway Melody of 1940' 1955
Daddy Long Legs Jervis Pendleton III 1955
Person to Person Himself 1953
The Band Wagon Tony Hunter 1953
General Electric Theater J. Willingham Bardley, Paul Ashcroft 1953
The Belle Of New York Charlie Hill 1952
Royal Wedding Tom Bowen 1951
Let's Dance Donald Elwood 1950
Three Little Words Bert Kalmar 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Barkleys Of Broadway Josh Barkley 1949
Easter Parade Don Hewes 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, Singer / Dancer 1948
Blue Skies Jed Potter 1946
Ziegfeld Follies Gentleman ('The Babbit and the Bromide') 1946
Yolanda And The Thief Johnny Parkson Riggs 1945
Twenty Years After (archive footage) 1944
The Sky's the Limit Fred Atwell aka Fred Burton 1943
You Were Never Lovelier Robert Davis 1942
Holiday Inn Ted Hanover 1942
You'll Never Get Rich Robert Curtis 1941
Second Chorus Danny O'Neill 1941
Broadway Melody Of 1940 Johnny Brett 1940
The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle Vernon Castle 1939
Carefree Tony Flagg 1938
A Damsel in Distress Jerry Halliday 1937
Shall We Dance Petrov 1937
Swing Time Lucky Garnett 1936
Follow The Fleet Bake Baker 1936
Top Hat Jerry Travers 1935
Roberta Huck Haines 1935
The Gay Divorcee Guy Holden 1934
Flying Down To Rio Fred Ayres 1933
Dancing Lady Fred Astaire 1933

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1978 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special Won
1975 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Won
1969 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1968 Emmy Outstanding Musical or Variety Program Nominated
1962 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1961 Emmy Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series Won
1960 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1960 Emmy Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Single Performance by an Actor Won
1951 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Won
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