Fred Astaire

1899 - 1987

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Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the greatest dancer in film history.His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years. He starred in more than 10 Broadway and West End musicals, made 31 musical films, four television specials, and numerous recordings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Astaire has received more than 8,003,227 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Fred Astaire is the 148th most popular actor (down from 121st in 2019), the 287th most popular biography from United States (down from 242nd in 2019) and the 78th 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 148 out of 10,030Before him are Charlotte Rampling, Joe Pesci, Peter Ustinov, Spencer Tracy, Ian Holm, and Eli Wallach. After him are Christopher Walken, Audie Murphy, Anouk Aimée, Rutger Hauer, Jim Carrey, and Philippe Noiret.

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Among people born in 1899, Fred Astaire ranks 12Before him are Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, Humphrey Bogart, and Lavrentiy Beria. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Francis Poulenc, László Bíró, Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, and Paul-Henri Spaak. Among people deceased in 1987, Fred Astaire ranks 9Before him are Louis de Broglie, Carl Rogers, Dalida, Lawrence Kohlberg, Primo Levi, and Rita Hayworth. After him are Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, Pola Negri, Gunnar Myrdal, John Huston, and Jacques Anquetil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fred Astaire ranks 287 out of 15,968Before him are Spencer Tracy (1900), Brian De Palma (1940), Jimmy Wales (1966), Man Ray (1890), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), and Eli Wallach (1915). After him are Jack Ruby (1911), Christopher Walken (1943), Paul Samuelson (1915), George Herbert Mead (1863), Audie Murphy (1925), and William Henry Harrison (1773).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Fred Astaire ranks 78Before him are Bette Davis (1908), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Paul Walker (1973), Joe Pesci (1943), Spencer Tracy (1900), and Eli Wallach (1915). After him are Christopher Walken (1943), Audie Murphy (1925), Liza Minnelli (1946), Cameron Diaz (1972), Sandra Bullock (1964), and Geraldine Chaplin (1944).

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