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Fred Astaire

(Frederick Austerlitz)
dancer, actor
Born: 5/10/1899
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

Dancer and actor who appeared with dancing partner Ginger Rogers in several romantic comedies that elevated dance to cinematic artistry. Though Astaire started his career as a stage performer, he is best remembered for his screen roles, including Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936).

Died: 6/22/1987

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