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How Many Kids Did Fred Astaire Have?

He had two (one boy, one girl), but the wife that he had them with (first one... married till she died... named Phyllis Livingston Potter) had a son from a previous marriage. (MORE)
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Did Fred Astaire play the piano in his movies?

Yes, that's really him playing. He was an excellent pianist. Also, he started out as a drummer. He showcased some of his drumming chops when Gene Kelly broke his ankle and Ast (MORE)

Did Fred astaire play the drums?

He did indeed, and you can see him doing so in the films A Damsel in Distress, Easter Parade, and Daddy Long Legs.
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Was Fred astaire married?

  Yes, twice first in 1933 to Phyllis Potter (who died in 1954) and then in 1980, to Robyn Smith.
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Fred Astaire-- Did Fred attend a college?

No. He started taking dance lessons at 5 years of age and by the time he was 6.5 years old, he and his sister landed a professional contact as dancers. His mother home-schoole (MORE)

Did Fred astaire and ginger rogers like each other?

They briefly dated in 1930; however, nothing serious developed out of the relationship. In Ginger Rogers' autobiography, it mentions had she stayed in New York and not left fo (MORE)
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How does Fred Astaire walk on the ceiling?

The whole set is installed in a huge barrel which is rolling. Fred Astaire is actually always on the ground but the room is upside down. The camera is rolling as well.   (MORE)

Who turned down Fred Astaire at audition?

Fred Astaire and his sister Adele went to Paramount Pictures in Hollywood for their first film audition. They were considered to be 'not suitable for pictures'.
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