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Fred Astaire (1899-1987), Dancer, actor and choreographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
American dancer, actor and singer. Began career with his sister Adele Astaire with Broadway success in shows such as Funny Face (1927). Famously partnered Ginger Rogers in Hollywood musicals including Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936). Co-starred with Judy Garland in Easter Parade (1948). Continued acting career into the 1970s with films such as The Towering Inferno (1974).

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Fred Astaire

by Terry O'Neill
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, April 1986
NPG x126153