Dance Partners of Fred Astaire

Posted May 14, 2009 by ziegfeldgir..
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Ginger Rogers is of course the most well known dance partner of Fred Astaire, but several other lovely ladies graced the dance floor with him. Here is a list of all of the wonderful women that danced with Fred Astaire in his films. I included Barrie Chase who danced with him on television in the late 1950`s.
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  1. Audrey Hepburn
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    Audrey Hepburn

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    Audrey Hepburn (/ˈɔːdri ˈhɛpˌbɜrn/; born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England, and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War where she worked as a courier for the Dutch resistance and assisted with fundraising. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948 to continue her ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions. She spoke several languages, including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German.


  2. Rita Hayworth
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    Rita Hayworth

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    Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.


  3. Vera-Ellen
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    Vera-Ellen

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    Vera-Ellen (born Vera-Ellen Westmeier Rohe; February 16, 1921 – August 30, 1981) was an American dancer and actress, principally celebrated for her lithe figure and animated performances with partners Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Donald O'Connor.


  4. Ginger Rogers
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    Ginger Rogers

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    Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century.


  5. Joan Crawford
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    Joan Crawford

    176,551 views

    Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904 – May 10, 1977), born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.


  6. Judy Garland
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    Judy Garland

    142,466 views

    Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm, June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her contralto vocals and attained international stardom which continued throughout a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on concert stages. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as a Special Tony Award. She was the first woman to win a Grammy for Album of the Year.


  7. Cyd Charisse
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    Cyd Charisse

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    Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American actress and dancer.


  8. Paulette Goddard
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    Paulette Goddard

    101,134 views

    Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990) was an American actress. A child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl, she became a major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s. Her most notable films were her first major role, as Charles Chaplin's leading lady in Modern Times, and Chaplin's subsequent film The Great Dictator. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943). Her husbands included Chaplin, Burgess Meredith, and Erich Maria Remarque.


  9. Joan Leslie
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    Joan Leslie

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    Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel (January 26, 1925 – October 12, 2015), known by her stage name Joan Leslie, was an American actress, dancer and vaudevillian who, during the Hollywood Golden Age, appeared in such films as High Sierra, Sergeant York, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.


  10. Joan Fontaine
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    Joan Fontaine

    71,842 views

    Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 – December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British-American actress. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year.


  11. Jane Powell
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    Jane Powell

    66,920 views

    Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer, and actress.


  12. Leslie Caron
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    Leslie Caron

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    Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a Franco-American film actress and dancer who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. Her autobiography, Thank Heaven, was published in 2010 in the UK and US, and in 2011 in a French version.


  13. Petula Clark
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    Petula Clark

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    Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress and composer whose career has spanned seven decades.


  14. Ann Miller
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    Ann Miller

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    Johnnie Lucille Collier (April 12, 1923 – January 22, 2004), known professionally as Ann Miller, was an American dancer, singer and actress. She is best remembered for her work in the Hollywood musical films of the 1940s and 1950s.


  15. Eleanor Powell
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    Eleanor Powell

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    Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American dancer and actress. Best remembered for her exuberant solo tap numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began studying ballet aged six and began dancing at nightclubs in Atlantic City before she was a teenager. From the age of sixteen, she began studying tap and started appearing in musical revues on Broadway, before making her Hollywood debut as a featured dancer in the movie George White's Scandals (1935).


  16. Janis Paige
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    Janis Paige

    36,810 views

    Janis Paige (born September 16, 1922) is an American film, musical theatre and television actress.


  17. Betty Hutton
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    Betty Hutton

    26,755 views

    Betty Hutton (February 26, 1921 – March 11, 2007) was an American stage, film, and television actress, comedian, dancer and singer.


  18. Marjorie Reynolds
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    Marjorie Reynolds

    21,911 views

    Marjorie Reynolds (née Goodspeed; August 12, 1917 – February 1, 1997) was an American film and television actress, who appeared in more than 50 films.


  19. Joan Caulfield
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    Joan Caulfield

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    Joan Caulfield (June 1, 1922 – June 18, 1991) was an American actress and former fashion model. After being discovered by Broadway producers, she began a stage career in 1943 that eventually led to signing as an actress with Paramount Pictures.


  20. Barrie Chase
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    Barrie Chase

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    Barrie Chase (born October 20, 1933) is an American actress and dancer originally from Kings Point, New York.


  21. Lucille Bremer
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    Lucille Bremer

    10,406 views

    Lucille Bremer (February 21, 1917 – April 16, 1996) was an American film actress and dancer.


  22. Olga San Juan
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    Olga San Juan

    6,617 views

    Olga San Juan (March 16, 1927 – January 3, 2009) was an American actress, dancer and comedian, mainly active in films during the 1940s.


  23. Sarah Churchill
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    Sarah Churchill

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    Sarah Millicent Hermione Touchet-Jesson, Baroness Audley, born Sarah Churchill (7 October 1914 – 24 September 1982), was a British actress and dancer.


  24. Virginia Dale
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    Virginia Dale

    3,933 views

    Virginia Dale (July 1, 1917 – October 3, 1994) was an American actress and dancer.




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