Bing Search

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
Born: May 10, 1899 in Omaha, NE
User rating: 
167 Ratings
Rate this artist:
Died: Jun 22, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Other, Pop/Rock, Jazz
Biography: Dancer, actor, and singer Fred Astaire worked steadily in various entertainment media during nine decades of the 20th century. The most celebrated dancer in the history of film, with appearances in 31 movie musicals between 1933 and 1968 (and a special Academy Award in recognition of his accomplishments ...Read full biography
The Astaire Story, Vol.1 & 2
Released: 1953
Label: Verve Records
Critics' Rating:
Because he was world renowned as a dancer and quite popular as a movie actor, Fred Astaire has tended to be underrated (if not completely overlooked) as a jazz singer. Although not really an improviser, ...Read full review
Holiday Inn
Released: 1950
Label: Geffen
Critics' Rating:
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans