Dance Partners of Fred Astaire

Posted 7 years ago by ziegfeldgirl1941
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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

    Audrey Hepburn


    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

    Rita Hayworth


    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. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute's survey, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars.

  3. Vera-Ellen



    Vera-Ellen (February 16, 1921 – August 30, 1981) was an American actress and dancer, principally celebrated for her lithe figure and animated performances with partners Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Donald O'Connor. She is best known for her starring roles in On the Town with Kelly and the 1954 blockbuster White Christmas with Kaye.

  4. Ginger Rogers

    Ginger Rogers


    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

    Joan Crawford


    Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, 1904 (other sources list 1903, 1905, 1906 or 1908 – May 10, 1977), was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine.

  6. Judy Garland

    Judy Garland


    Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her 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 Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award.

  7. Cyd Charisse

    Cyd Charisse


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

  8. Paulette Goddard

    Paulette Goddard


    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

    Joan Leslie


    Joan Leslie (born January 26, 1925, Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American actress who appeared in such films as High Sierra, Sergeant York and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

  10. Joan Fontaine

    Joan Fontaine


    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

    Jane Powell


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

  12. Leslie Caron

    Leslie Caron


    Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a French and 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

    Petula Clark


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

  14. Ann Miller

    Ann Miller


    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

    Eleanor Powell


    Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American film actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing.

  16. Janis Paige

    Janis Paige


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

  17. Betty Hutton

    Betty Hutton


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

  18. Marjorie Reynolds

    Marjorie Reynolds


    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

    Joan Caulfield


    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

    Barrie Chase


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

  21. Lucille Bremer

    Lucille Bremer


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

  22. Olga San Juan

    Olga San Juan


    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

    Sarah Churchill


    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

    Virginia Dale


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

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