Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of seventy-six years, during which he made thirty-one musical films. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films.

According to another major innovator in filmed dance, Gene Kelly, "The history of dance on film begins with Astaire." Beyond film and television, many classical dancers and choreographers, Rudolf Nureyev and Jerome Robbins among them, also acknowledged his importance and influence.

He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

revelle Taillon said...

Great portrait! I used to love to watch him dance in all those old movies where they were trying to get the money to put on a show! Always seemed to be the same senario!