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Fred Astaire

Data de nascimento: 10. Maio 1899
Data de falecimento: 22. Junho 1987

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Fred Astaire, nome artístico de Frederick Austerlitz foi um ator e dançarino dos Estados Unidos de origem judaica. Era filho de Frederic e Ann Austerlitz, ele austríaco e ela descendente de alemães, nascida nos Estados Unidos.

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„Come on, Fred, I'm not your sister, you know.“

—  Fred Astaire
Claire Luce, (Astaire's first dance partner after his sister Adele retired, urging Astaire to turn on the passion during rehearsals for Gay Divorce) in Telephone interview with John Mueller, June 7, 1981. (M).

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„The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style“

—  Fred Astaire
Sometimes misattributed to Astaire. In fact, it's just a scripted line (written by Blake Edwards and Larry Gelbart) from The Notorious Landlady. Astaire delivers the line to Jack Lemmon.

„As a dancer, I out-Fred the nimblest Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire
P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster in Joy in the Morning (1947).

„As a dancer he stands alone, and no singer knows his way around a song like Fred Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire
Irving Berlin, quoted in Puttin' on the Ritz, BBC Programme Acquisition, 1999.

„(Cary Grant) is, along with Fred Astaire, the best-dressed actor in American movies“

—  Fred Astaire
Benjamin Schwarz in " Becoming Cary Grant http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/01/becoming-cary-grant/5548/" The Atlantic, January/February 2007

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„I have had to do most of my choreography. I would say most of it, with help from various choreographers I have worked with.“

—  Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire in "Reminiscences of Fred Astaire", Interview with Ronald L. Davis, Beverly Hills, July 31, 1978, SMU Oral History Project on the Performing Arts. (M).

„I once said that fifty years from now, the only one of today's dancers who will be remembered is Fred Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire
Gene Kelly quoted in Shipman, David. The Great Movie Stars, The Golden Years. Crown Publishers, New York. 1970. pp. 25-29 as referenced in Billman, Larry: Fred Astaire - A Bio-bibliography, Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1997. p. 351.

„By far the gentlest man I have ever known.“

—  Fred Astaire
Frank Sinatra on Astaire as quoted in Barnes, Clive. "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - Fred Astaire dead at 88," New York Times, June 23, 1987 as reproduced in Billman, Larry. Fred Astaire - a Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1997, p. 300.

„When you talk about Fred Astaire, you talk about heaven. What more can I say?“

—  Fred Astaire
Johnny Green to Mike Steen in Steen, Mike. Hollywood Speaks! An Oral History, G.P. Putnam's, New York, 1974.

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„If I was black and blue, it was Gene. If I didn't have a scratch it was Fred.“

—  Fred Astaire
Cyd Charisse on how her husband would know with whom she had danced, quoted in Aloff, Mindy. Dance Anecdotes: Stories from the Worlds of Ballet, Broadway, the Ballroom, and Modern Dance. Oxford University Press, 2006. p. 196 .

„Can't act, slightly bald, also dances.“

—  Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire's version of the lost infamous screen test report in his interview on 20/20 with Barbara Walters, ABC, 1980 and reaffirmed by Astaire in Thomas, Bob. Astaire, the Man, The Dancer. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1985. , p. 78.

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