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Fred Astaire
  • Birth Name: Frederick Austerlitz Jr.
  • Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/10/1899, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 06/22/1987
  • Profession: Actor; dancer; singer
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VIDEO: Fortune City

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Length: 51:29
Aired: 2/2/1970

Al Mundy and his girlfriend become involved with foreign agents planning to sabotage a U.S. underground atomic test. watch

VIDEO: Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers

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Length: 51:44
Aired: 1/15/1970

Al Mundy and his volunteer helper are caught searching the Paris shop of a couturier. watch

VIDEO: The Scorpio Drop

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Length: 50:42
Aired: 12/25/1969

Al Mundy finds double trouble in the world of black candle, incense-burning mystics. watch


Ghost Story
The Band Wagon
Easter Parade: Couple Of Swells
Top Hat

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Year Title Description
2008 Fred Astaire Bio TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2008 The Lion Roars Again TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town TV Show Series, Voice - Kluger
2003 The Great American Songbook TV Show Series, Performer
1994 That's Entertainment! Part III Movie, Actor - Performer

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SYTYCD Vets Sonya Tayeh, Allison Holker on Creating Emmys' Big Dance Number

Dance is hoofing on up in the world.

For the first time ever, the award for Outstanding Choreography will be presented at the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday night (8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, CBS), accompanied by a big dance number created by the nominated choreographers. "We were all freaking out," Sonya Tayeh, who received a nod for her moody and mesmerizing routines on So You Think You Can Dance, tells read more

Glee Sneak Peek: Will Channels Fred Astaire to Woo Emma — Will It Be Enough?

Hey, Gleeks! Remember back in the show's early days when Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) sang and danced and was basically the coolest teach' ever? Good news: He's back!

In this sneak peek from Thursday's new episode of Glee (9/8c on Fox), Will pulls out all the stops to win Emma (Jayma Mays) back after she hightailed it out of their wedding on V-Day. In a homage to the 1951 Fred Astaire movie musical Royal Wedding, Will follows in the fancy footsteps of Freddy and sings... read more

So You Think You Can Dance Judges Favor B-Boy Jose

Are the So You Think You Can Dance judges being too easy on break-dancer Jose Ruiz this season?

"I think we are, absolutely," says executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe.

So You Think You Can Dance's Alex Wong eliminated due to lacerated Achilles tendon

"The choreographers' job is to get them through, not to ... read more

Famed MGM Dancer Cyd Charisse Is Dead

Cyd Charisse who was known for her dancing in classic films with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly died Tuesday in Los Angeles She was in her mid-80s Her publicist confirmed to press that Charisse was admitted to the hospital Monday after suffering a heart attack and did not recoverA Texas native she got her start with the Ballet Russe but became known as a darling of the musicals of the 1940s and 50s Along with Rain Charisse starred in numerous classics including Ziegfeld Follies The Band Wagon and Brigadoon MGM was her home studio and she once described it as a fairyland says the AP Born as Tula Ellice Finklea Charisse married Nico Charisse in 1939 and then Tony Martin in 1948 She has two sons Tony Jr and NickySilk Stockings was the last of her dancing roles in films but she continued to act in dramatic roles making her Broadway debut in 1992 One of her more famous subsequent roles was as Dean Martins new wife in 1962s Somethings Got to Give which wa read more

I just had to respond to ...

Question: I just had to respond to Jena's comments about implausabilities in the "plot" of High School Musical 2. Let's remember it is a preteen movie from Disney. I've seen all the Astaire/Rogers movies and I have to say that the implausabilities in their plots (and they are legion!) do not dim their charm one bit! Answer: Excellent point. And to all you kiddies who haven't discovered Turner Classic Movies yet, we're talking Fred and Ginger here, the Depression-era precursors to Frankie and Annette — I don't think I've ever typed their names in the same sentence and doubt I'll ever do it again! Anyway, I can't remember how many times I've heard my mother remark how silly the plots of the Astaire/Rogers movies are, and yet who cares? As long as they keep dancing cheek to cheek, I'm in heaven. Also in reference to Jena's disdain for HSM2, here's this from Christine: "I have an 8-year-old in the house and had no choice but to watch the whole movie. I'm actually glad I did. I absolutel ... read more


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