Fred Astaire is certainly the most influential American dancer of the past century, and though he died more than 30 years ago, his legacy continues to loom large in the world, to a degree that transcends that art form of dance. Even so, many of our younger viewers won't fully understand the artistic stature of Fred Astaire, nor the biographical and personal details that make him such an interesting figure. We'll cover his beginnings (when he had a different name!) to the end of his life in late 20th century. With lots of great dance moves to look at along the way, this is the untold truth of Fred Astaire. #FredAstaire #Dancer #FamousPeople A family affair | 0:00 Can dance a little | 1:35 Redefining dance | 2:58 Ginger Rogers | 3:54 Clothes horse | 4:54 The fifth Beatle | 5:56 Big hands | 7:04 The Jackie Chan connection | 8:12 Too perfect | 9:17 Tragic end | 10:55 Read Full Article: 🤍🤍grunge.com/711262/the-untold-truth-of-fred-astaire/
Fred Astaire made dancing look effortless, so smooth. As a kid in the 60s, I watched so many of his movies and was inspired to take dance lessons. He was one of a kind.
My very favorite! Talent personified. When I need to forget I just put on an Astaire movie.
Absolutely Beautiful. I have a very good friend here in Arizona where I live. She's in her 70's now (Still dancing! And very renowned. Her name is Zephryn Conte! She tells me often that I look and often resemble Freds lanky style. after watching this, I can firmly say I can see some of Fred portrayed in my style of dance. Such an honor to be told something like that and I truly believe i'll be a catalyst someday for freestyle dance, especially shuffle and freestyle flow.
I recall reading that Astair's pursuit of excellence was hard on his partners and Ginger Roger's reported her shoes would be filled with blood. She seemed somewhat resentful. They were wonderful together. I waz surprised to learn that he was married. I figured he was gay.
Fred is so graceful, it looks like he is dancing un air.
Fred Astaire's genius at dance performance was a gift of and to humanity. We will not see the likes of him ever again. His work created that inspirational ripple effect that crossed genres that is the dream of many who are devoted to their craft. One performer highly influenced by Fred was Michael Jackson: MJ's style of dress, movement and dance were almost identical to Fred's: as an example, see and compare MJ's "Smooth Criminal" video with Fred's gangster dance scene in the film "The Bandwagon" with Cyd Charisse. 🥰
Aretha said Astaire was the best at singing the Great American Songbook.
I was surprised when a woman knowledgeable about the golden age of Hollywood told me that Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers couldn’t abide each other. They hid it well on set.
His dancing was magnificient. He was in a class of his own. This video begins with comments about his physicality. We don't have a choice about that. You didn't mention his long chin and extremely receeding hairline. This talks about his cloths...no matter how far you go back- unless he had a tux on...he dressed like an old man...royalty designers or not...he always looked like he was 80.
Wait, Fred Astaire don't have acting ability? You must be insane
I'm often seen singing Top Hat, White Tie and Tails while wearing sweat pants, gardening boots and old coat.
Absolutely fascinating Man- just pure Americana Iconoclastic Power. 🌿🇺🇸🌿
Why he changed his name?
A Classic American Icon.
That isn't David O. Selznick, for Heaven's sake, it's Roy Disney!
He was elegance personified. My wish was to have one dance with him. Just one. While others had crushes on big, burly, handsome actors, my dream was Fred Astaire. RIP
Fred Astaire was the greatest male dancer..