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Black and White, Portrait, Smiling, Bow Tie, Headshot mptv_2016_Jan_to_Apr_UpdateBlack and White, Portrait, Candid, Speaking, Off Camera, Bow Tie mptv_2016_Jan_to_Apr_UpdateFred Astaire and Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)Fred Astaire and Joan Leslie in The Sky's the Limit (1943)Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, Gracie Allen, and George Burns in A Damsel in Distress (1937)Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Irene Dunne in Roberta (1935)Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Charles Butterworth, Burgess Meredith, and Artie Shaw in Second Chorus (1940)Fred Astaire and Paulette Goddard in Second Chorus (1940)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Gay Divorcee (1934)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Gay Divorcee (1934)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Gay Divorcee (1934)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Gay Divorcee (1934)Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and Marjorie Reynolds in Holiday Inn (1942)Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby in Holiday Inn (1942)Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Virginia Dale, and Marjorie Reynolds in Holiday Inn (1942)Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Virginia Dale, and Marjorie Reynolds in Holiday Inn (1942)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time (1936)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time (1936)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Carefree (1938)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Follow the Fleet (1936)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Gay Divorcee (1934)Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in The Band Wagon (1953)Fred Astaire and Judy Garland in Easter Parade (1948)Robert Wagner with David Niven, Natalie Wood and Fred Astaire circa 1970sFred Astaire circa 1945Fred Astaire and Janis Paige in Silk Stockings (1957)Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in Silk Stockings (1957)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time (1936)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time (1936)Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time (1936)Fred Astaire in Easter Parade (1948)Fred Astaire and Judy Garland in Easter Parade (1948)Fred Astaire and Barbara Hancock in Finian's Rainbow (1968)Fred Astaire in Finian's Rainbow (1968)Fred Astaire in Finian's Rainbow (1968)Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)Fred Astaire and Leroy Daniels in The Band Wagon (1953)Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan, and Nanette Fabray in The Band Wagon (1953)Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon (1953)Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in The Band Wagon (1953)Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, and Peter Lawford in Royal Wedding (1951)Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding (1951)Fred Astaire and Jane Powell in Royal Wedding (1951)Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding (1951)Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding (1951)
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Biography

Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. Signed to RKO, he was loaned to MGM to appear in ... See full bio »
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