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 (ə-stâr′), Fred Originally Frederick Austerlitz. 1899-1987.
American dancer, singer, and actor noted for his elegant style and his partnership with Ginger Rogers in films such as Top Hat (1935).
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(Biography) Fred, real name Frederick Austerlitz. 1899–1987, US dancer, singer, and actor, whose films include Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), and The Band Wagon (1953)
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Fred (Frederick Austerlitz), 1899–l987, U.S. dancer.
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fred Astaire was the greatest dancer to come out of the golden years of Hollywood during the 1930s and his daughter Ava, who held a ringside seat during his stellar career on stage and screen, has been ensuring his extraordinary talents are not forgotten.
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