Got Fred?

#1
I just thought it would be cool to see how much you all know about Fred Astaire. Here's some questions:

1. When was he born?



2. Where was he born?



3. What was his real name?



4. What was his sister's name?



5. What was a studio exec's evaluation of his screen test?



6. Who was his first dance partner?



7. What was his second film?



8. Who was his partner in the answer to Question 7?



9. What famous dance did Astaire and Rogers perform in the answer to Question 7?



10. What famous dance did Astaire and Rogers perform in "The Gay Divorcee"?



11. Who was his frequent choreographer?



12. Who wrote the musical score for the 1935 film "Top Hat"?



13. What song from "Top Hat" was nominated for an Oscar?



14. Who played a florist's assistant in "Top Hat"?



15. What song from "Swing Time" won a Best Song Oscar?



16. What was Fred's big number in "Swing Time"?



17. Who composed the music for the film "Shall We Dance"?



18. Astaire and Rogers danced on roller skates to what song?



19. Who was his dance partner in "Easter Parade"?



20. In what movie did he dance on the ceiling?



21. He danced with Cyd Charisse in what films?



22. Who was his TV dance partner?



23. Did he have any children?



24. Did he ever win an Oscar?



25. When did he pass away?


Good Luck! :D
 

DanceMentor

Administrator
#2
Let's see...
19. Who was his dance partner in "Easter Parade"?
Judy Garland
4. What was his sister's name?
Adele
6. Who was his first dance partner?
His sister Adele
2. Where was he born?
Omaha, NE
11. Who was his frequent choreographer?
Hermes Pan
11. Who was his frequent choreographer?
Frederick Austerlitz

My wife knew all of these without consulting anything.
 

DanceMentor

Administrator
#4
My wife says, "Somebody's gotta do something around here!"

7. What was his second film?
Flying Down to Rio
He danced with Ginger Rogers
The famous dance was called the Carioca, kind of like the Samba.

She did have to check the spelling for Carioca. She says, "just like the Carioca, two heads are better than one." Remember, they danced with their heads together.
 

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