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Fred Astaire Age, Biography, height, Net Worth, Wife, Death, Movies

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Fred Astaire Age, Biography, height, Net Worth, Wife, Death, Movies

Fred Astaire Biography

Frederick Austerlitz was born in Omaha, Nebraska United States on 10 May 1899. He was an American choreographer, Dancer, television presenter, and Singer. Fred is considered by many to be the greatest dancer in the history of cinema.

Fred Astaire Profile Overview

Name Frederic Austerlitz Jr.

Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Date of birth: May 10, 1899

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, USA

Date of Death: June 22, 1987 (age 88)

Nationality: American

Years active: 1904–1981

Occupation: Actor, dancer, singer presenter, choreographer, percussionist

Height: 5’ 9” (1.75 m/175cm)


Nominated for 1 Oscar.

Another 19 wins & 6 nominations

Spouse(s): Phyllis Livingston Potter

(m. 1933; died 1954)​

Robyn Smith

​(m. 1980)

Children: Ava Astaire and Fred jr

Record Labels: MGM, Records, RCA Victor, Decca Records, Columbia Records, Brunswick Records

Resting place: Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery


Fred Astaire Early Life

Fred Astaire was born in Omaha  Nebraska, United States in 1899 to Mother Johanna (Geilus) and Father Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer.

Fred started the show business when he was 5 years old. He had success in both variety and Broadway with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire joined Hollywood. Signed to RKO, he was loaned out by MGM to appear in Dancing Lady (1933) before starting work in RKO’s Flying Down to Rio (1933).

Fred Astaire began a very successful collaboration with Ginger Rogers, with whom he danced in 9 RKO shots. During these years he was also active in recording and broadcasting. In the film, Astaire later appeared opposite several partners on different sets. After a temporary retirement in 1945-1947, during which he opened Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Astaire returned to acting to perform in more musicals until 1957. After that, he played several lead roles. In film and on television. 

Fred Astaire Television

General Electric Theater (2) (1957, 1959)

An Evening with Fred Astaire (1958)

Another Evening with Fred Astaire (1959)

Astaire Time (1960)

Alcoa Premiere (60 as host, 4 as performer) (19611963)

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1964)

Dr. Kildare (1965)

The Hollywood Palace (1966)

The Fred Astaire Show (1968)

It Takes a Thief (19691970)

The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970)

The Dick Cavett Show (11/10/1970)

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town S.D. Kluger (narrator) (1970)

Imagine (cameo) (1972)

The Easter Bunny Is Comin’ to Town S.D. Kluger (narrator) (1977)

A Family Upside Down (1978-TV movie)

The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979-TV movie)

Fred Astaire Height

Fred Astaire stands at a Height of 5’ 9” (1.75 m/175cm).

Fred Astaire Age

Fred Astaire was born in the 18 century 1899-1987 he was Aged 88 years old at the year of his Death.

Fred Astaire’s Net worth

Fred Astaire had a net worth which is estimated to be 10 million dollars approx.

Fred Astaire Wife

Astaire married a beautiful lady of 25 years old Phyllis Potter (formerly Phyllis Livingston Baker [1908–1954]), She was a Boston-born New York socialite and ex-wife of Elipharet Not Potter III (1906–1981), in 1933.  Phyllis’ death from lung cancer at the age of 46 years old was devastating to Astaire after 21 years of a happy marriage.

On June 24, 1980, Fred Astaire at the age of 81, decided to Marry for the second time. Robyn Smith is 45 years old her junior and is a cyclist for Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr. (she was in a relationship with Vanderbilt in the 1970s), and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on July 31, 1972.

Fred Astaire Death

Astaire Fred died of pneumonia on June 22, 1987, he aged 88. His remains were interred at Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California.

Fred Astaire movies

Fred Astaire photos

One of his last requests was to thank his fans for supporting him over the years and the fans got his message he was a true legend and will be remembered forever.


Fred Astaire Award and Honors

2000: Ava Astaire McKenzie Fred Astaire’s daughter unveiled a plaque in honor of her father, the plaque was erected by the citizens of Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland

Fred Astaire”, a song by Lucky Boys Confusion

2003: In Referenced to the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville, in which Astaire is eaten by his shoes after a fast-paced dance act

2004: The “Adele and Fred Astaire Ballroom” was added on the top floor of Gottlieb Storz Mansion in Astaire’s hometown of Omaha

2006: “Fred Astaire” single released by the California rock band Lamps

2008: Life and work honored at Oriel College, Oxford

2011, 2013: “Fred Astaire”, a song, in a Portuguese and English version by Clarice Falcão

2012: “Fred Astaire”, a single and video by San Cisco

2018: “Fred Astaire”, a single by Jukebox The Ghost

2019: “Movement”, a single by Hozier, made references to Astaire in its lyrics

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