Fred Astaire (asıl adı: Frederick Austerlitz), (d. 10 Mayıs 1899, Omaha, Nebraska - ö. 22 Haziran 1987, Los Angeles, Kaliforniya), ABD'li dansçı, koreograf, şarkıcı ve oyuncu.

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (asıl adı: Frederick Austerlitz), (d. 10 Mayıs 1899, Omaha, Nebraska - ö. 22 Haziran 1987, Los Angeles, Kaliforniya), ABD'li dansçı, koreograf, şarkıcı ve oyuncu. Gösteri ve eğlence dünyasıyla beş yaşlarındayken tanışan Astaire, dansa, 1917 yılında kızkardeşi Adele ile Broadway'de Over the Top revüsünde başladı. Daha sonra Londra ve New York'ta (Lady be Good, 1924) birçok müzikal komedide yer aldı. 1933 yılında Dancing Lady adlı filmle sinemaya geçiş yaptı. Aynı yıl, Flying down to Rio adlı filmle Ginger Rogers ile birlikte bir dans ikilisi oluışturdu. Beraber, Silindir Şapka (1935), Dans Vakti (1936), Carefree (1938) gibi birçok filmde büyük başarı kazandılar. 1945'te II. Dünya Savaşı sonunda iki yıl ara verdiği sahnelere ve kamera karşısına döndü. Fred Astaire, 1950'li yıllarda, Eleanor Powell, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Cyd Charisse gibi önde gelen oyunculara eşlik ederek, sinemada müzikal komedinin bazı önemli yapıtlarına katkıda bulundu: Broadway Melodisi (1940), You'll Never Get Rich (1941), Güzeller Revüsü (1946), Eğlenceler Perisi (1948), Çağdaş Aşıklar (1953), İpek Çoraplar (1957), Yangın Kulesi (1974). Birçok televizyon şovuna da çıkan sanatçı, dans tarihinin gelip geçmiş en büyük ve en renkli dansçılarından biri olarak kabul edilir. Sinemada ilk rol sınavında seçicilerden biri "Pek fazla rol yapamıyor, sesi de kötü, birazcık dans yeteneği var" demişti. Dans okulu da çalıştıran ve iki evlilik yapan, 1950 yılında Altın Küre, ve Akademi Ödülü 1958'de Emmy Ödülü, 1981 yılında Grammy Yaşam Boyu Başarı Ödülü alan sanatçı zatürre hastalığı nedeniyle yaşamını yitirdi. == Ödülleri == * 1938 - Invited to place his hand and foot prints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. * 1950 - Ginger Rogers presented an honorary Akademi Ödülü to Astaire "for his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures". * 1950 - Altın Küre Ödülü for "Best Motion Picture Actor -Music/Comedy" for Three Little Words. * 1958 - Emmy Ödülü for "Best Single Performance by an Actor" for An Evening with Fred Astaire. * 1959 - Dance Magazine ödülü. * 1960 - Nominated for Emmy Award for "Program Achievement" for Another Evening with Fred Astaire. * 1960 - Altın Küre Ödülü for "Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures". * 1961 - Emmy Ödülü for "Program Achievement" in 1961 for Astaire Time. * 1961 - Voted Champion of Champions - Best Television performer in annual television critics and columnists poll conducted by Television Today and Motion Picture Daily. * 1965 - The George Award from the George Eastman House for "outstanding contributions to motion pictures". * 1968 - Nominated for an Emmy Ödülü for Musical Variety Program for The Fred Astaire Show. * 1972 - Named Musical Comedy Star of the Century by Liberty Magazine. * 1973 - Subject of a Gala by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. * 1975 - Altın Küre Ödülü for "Best Supporting Actor", BAFTA and David di Donatello awards for The Towering Inferno. * 1978 - Emmy Ödülü for "Best Actor - Drama or Comedy Special" for A Family Upside Down. * 1978 - Honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. * 1978 - First recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. * 1978 - National Artist Award from the American National Theatre Association for "contributing immeasurably to the American Theatre". * 1981 - The Lifetime Achievement Award from the AFI. * 1982 - The Anglo-American Contemporary Dance Foundation announces the Astaire Awards "to honor Fred Astaire and his sister Adele and to reward the achievement of an outstanding dancer or dancers." The awards have since been renamed The Fred and Adele Astaire Awards. * 1987 - The Capezio Dance Shoe Award (co-awarded with Rudolph Nureyev). * 1989 - Posthumous award of Grammy Yaşam Boyu Başarı Ödülü. * 1991 - Posthumous induction into the Ballroom Dancer's Hall of Fame. * 2000 - Ava Astaire McKenzie unveils a plaque in honor of her father, erected by the citizens of Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. * 2008 - Conference to honor the life and work of Fred Astaire at Oriel College, University of Oxford, June 21-24. == Filmografisi == * Dancing Lady (1933) * Flying Down to Rio (1933) (*) * The Gay Divorcee (1934) (*) * Roberta (1935) (*) * Top Hat (1935) (*) * Follow the Fleet (1936) (*) * Swing Time (1936) (*) * Shall We Dance (1937) (*) * A Damsel in Distress (1937) * Carefree (film)|Carefree (1938) (*) * The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) (*) * Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) * Second Chorus (1940) * You'll Never Get Rich (1941) * Holiday Inn (1942) * You Were Never Lovelier (1942) * The Sky's the Limit (1943) * Yolanda and the Thief (1945) * Ziegfeld Follies (1946) * Blue Skies (1946) * Easter Parade (1948) * The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) (*) * Three Little Words (1950) * Let's Dance (1950) * Royal Wedding (1951) * The Belle of New York (1952) * The Band Wagon (1953) * Daddy Long Legs (1955) * Funny Face (1957) * Silk Stockings (1957) * Finian's Rainbow (1968) * That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) == Dış bağlantılar == * * Ava Astaire discusses her father's legacy. 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Fred Astaire (James) sözleri

James tarafından albümünde söylenen Fred Astaire adlı şarkının sözleri.

Doctor what is happening to me?
Palpitations, my mind is diseased
Even my vision is impaired
I’m losing my hair
Cause when I hold her in my arms I feel like fred astaire

Lovesick, my temperature’s high
Just met a girl, who believes we can fly
I’m a bull, not a bear
I’m a millionaire
Cause when I hold her in my arms, I feel like fred astaire

I believe in happiness
I believe in love
I believe she fell to earth from somewhere high above
I believe in hollywood
Don’t believe that love must bring despair
Cause when I hold her in my arms, I feel like fred astaire

Who said love is just a disease
A plague for the naive
These days no one believes

Meteors may strike the earth
Nations live and die
I’m the boy who got the girl
And now we’re gonna fly
We can cross the race divide
Bridge a gap that wasn’t really there
Cause when I hold her in my arms, I feel like fred astaire

I’m gonna hold her in my arms, just like fred astaire
I’m gonna hold her in this charm, like fred astaire
Like fred astaire
Like fred astaire
Like fred astaire

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