Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Indian film choreographers, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Guru Dutt, Prabhu Deva, Farah Khan, PaulMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Indian film choreographers, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Guru Dutt, Prabhu Deva, Farah Khan, Paul Harris, Busby Berkeley, Saroj Khan, Raju Sundaram, Jos Navas, Lawrence Raghavendra, Longinus Fernandes, Birju Maharaj, Shiamak Davar, Ganesh Hegde, Anne Fletcher, Geeta Kapoor, Vaibhavi Merchant, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vedantam Raghavaiah, National Film Award for Best Choreography, Allen Kaeja, Dona Massin, Filmfare Award for Best Choreography, Deney Terrio, Mugur Sundar, Jeffrey Hornaday, Nagendra Prasad, Alan Johnson, B.
Sohanlal, Lachhu Maharaj, P. L. Raj. Excerpt: Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz- May 10, 1899 - June 22, 1987) was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films.
He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films. Gene Kelly, another major innovator in filmed dance, said that the history of dance on film begins with Astaire. Beyond film and television, many classical dancers and choreographers, Rudolf Nureyev, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins among them, also acknowledged his importance and influence.
Fred and Adele Astaire, c.1906Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Johanna Ann (n e Geilus) and Frederic Fritz Austerlitz (born September 8, 1868, as Friedrich Emanuel Austerlitz). Astaires mother was born in the United States to Lutheran German immigrants from East Prussia and Alsace, while Astaires father was born in Linz, Austria, to Jewish parents who had converted to Catholicism. After arriving in New York City at age 24 on October 26, 1892, and being processed ...