Nebraska Authors

Fred Astaire

AKA: born Frederick Austerlitz

Born 1899-05-10 Omaha, NE (USA)

Brother of Adele Astaire

Died 1987-06-22
Central City, CA (USA)

Buried
Chatsworth, CA (USA)
Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska in his early years, Fred Astaire was the son of Frederic and Ann Austerlitz and the brother of Adele Astaire. Adele and Fred were a sister-and-brother vaudeville act, later to become one of the best-known dance duos of New York. Fred Astaire is best known for his music and dance films with partner Ginger Rogers.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York, NY
California

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Music and Audio

Keywords

Memoirs; Music; Dance;

Education

Early dance school education in Omaha, NE at Chambers Dancing Academy

Occupation

Dancer
Actor
Musician
Composer
Author

Places Worked

Broadway Shows
RKO Films

Honors

“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 41 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans

Bibliography

Steps in Time.: An Autobiography. 1959.

Composed Music:
"Not My Girl" 1929
"I'm Building Up to an Awful Let-down" 1936
"Sweet Sorrow" 1940
"Just Like Taking Candy From a Baby" 1940
"If Swing Goes, I Go Too" 1944
"Oh My Achin' Back" 1945
"There's No Time Like the Present" 1956
"Hello, Baby" 1956
"Calypso Hooray" 1957
"The Afterbeat" 1959
"I Love Everybody But You" 1962
"You Worry Me" 1962
"Life is Beautiful" 1975

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