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Adele Astaire (1896–1981)


Adele and her brother Fred were the toast of Broadway in the 1920s and early thirties with such shows as Lady be Good and Funny Face. Many thought Adele was the greater entertainer of the pair, comparing her to Fanny Brice and Imogene Coca. Fred was far more serious about his craft and would rehearse tirelessly while his sister would refer to him ... See full bio »

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 1937 Round the Film Studios (TV Series) (narrative script - 1 episode)
- No 1: Pinewood Part 6 (1937) ... (narrative script)
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 1991 Great Performances (TV Series)
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- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... Herself (voice)
 1974 ABC Late Night (TV Series)
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 1951 Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.38 (1951) ... Herself
 1937 Round the Film Studios (TV Series)
Herself - Actress
- No 1: Pinewood Part 6 (1937) ... Herself - Actress
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 2007 Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane (Video documentary short)
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Stage Play: Smiles. Musical comedy. Music by Vincent Youmans. Based on material by William Anthony McGuire. Lyrics by Clifford Grey [final Broadway credit during lifetime] and Harold Adamson. Additional lyrics by Ring Lardner. Music orchestrated by Paul Lannin [final Broadway credit]. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Choreographed by Ned ... See more »

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She retired from performing in 1932 to marry Lord Charles Cavendish, with whom she had three children: an unnamed daughter, who died the day she was born on October 8, 1933; and unnamed twin sons, who both died within hours of their birth in 1935. After being widowed, she remarried, in 1947, to financier Kingman Douglass, who died in 1971. See more »

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