Date of Birth: May 10, 1899
Date of Death: June 22, 1987 (age 87)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Full name: Frederic Austerlitz Jr.
Born place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5′ 9½” (1.77 m)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Eyes color: Blue
Hair color: Brown
The virtuoso dancer had seventy-six years long career that includes in itself thirty-one musical films and ten musicals. The most recognizable thing of his dancing talent is the rhythm feel, elegance, grace, master skills, originality, precision, ability to be newish.
His attitude to dance routine was famous for outside influences, including jazz rhythms and classical dance that generated his own recognizable bad boy style. The Cinema Academy honored him “the 5th greatest male star of Hollywood”.
The virtuoso dancer’s sports hobby was the dance itself. As a professional choreographer, Fred had an approach of a professional sportsman for all of his dance routines. He Is said to start his every working day with the training at the dancing hall, or in the gym to keep fit even at the elderly edge.
He used to say “Dumbbells and push-ups can help every male dancer to lead his partner at the dance with tremendous success. Because during the dance only the man decides what movement woman should do, where he should turn her when he needs immediate power mobilization for further twist around”.
Astaire was a sex-symbol not only of every beginning of the Hollywood rising, but he also became an eternal image of gentleman’s elegance.
Years were passing through, but he one of those people that changed the attitude of several generations to the human’s beauty, fashion, males’ model of behavior, in this case, that’s why he can be named as an idol. Fred used to laid his hair and wore the most fashionable classical suits, as was said in his own song “putting on the Ritz” about a man that looks like an image of him, who were wearing the most expensive closes, which only the rich people are able to afford.