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Fred Astaire

1899 - 1987

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Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, actor, singer, choreographer and presenter. He is widely regarded as the "greatest popular-music dancer of all time". He received numerous accolades including an Honorary Academy Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Astaire has received more than 9,614,911 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Fred Astaire is the 167th most popular actor (down from 148th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from United States (down from 287th in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Actor.

Fred Astaire is most famous for his dancing skills. He was born in 1899 and died in 1987. He was a dancer and actor who appeared in many musicals with Ginger Rogers.

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Among actors, Fred Astaire ranks 167 out of 9,996Before him are Gloria Stuart, Laura Antonelli, Eli Wallach, Roberto Benigni, Audie Murphy, and Martin Sheen. After him are Irene Papas, Giulietta Masina, Jean Seberg, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, and Jeremy Irons.

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Among people born in 1899, Fred Astaire ranks 14Before him are Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, and László Bíró. After him are Francis Poulenc, Adnan Menderes, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, and Miguel Ángel Asturias. Among people deceased in 1987, Fred Astaire ranks 9Before him are Dalida, Carl Rogers, Louis de Broglie, Rita Hayworth, Primo Levi, and Lawrence Kohlberg. After him are Marguerite Yourcenar, Pola Negri, Andrey Kolmogorov, Thomas Sankara, Gunnar Myrdal, and Walter Houser Brattain.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fred Astaire ranks 303 out of 18,182Before him are Billie Holiday (1915), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Audie Murphy (1925), and Martin Sheen (1940). After him are Grover Cleveland (1837), Chuck Berry (1926), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Arthur Miller (1915), Warren G. Harding (1865), and Jean Seberg (1938).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Fred Astaire ranks 84Before him are Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Gloria Stuart (1910), Eli Wallach (1915), Audie Murphy (1925), and Martin Sheen (1940). After him are Jean Seberg (1938), Susan Sarandon (1946), Natalie Wood (1938), Sandra Bullock (1964), Bill Murray (1950), and Jared Leto (1971).

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