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Adele Astaire


American dancer and performer who appeared in such Broadway musicals as Funny Encounter and Lady, End up being Good. As kids, she and her popular sibling Fred Astaire performed an acclaimed vaudeville take action. In 1971, she and her sibling were inducted in to the Theater Hall of Popularity. She wedded second spouse Kingman Douglass in 1947. She was the sister and initial dance partner of Fred Astaire.

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Full Name Adele Astaire
Date Of Birth September 10, 1896
Place Of Birth Omaha, NE
Profession Dancer
Nationality German, American
Spouse Kingman Douglass, Lord Charles Arthur Francis Cavendish
Parents Frederic Austerlitz, Johanna Austerlitz
Siblings Fred Astaire
Star Sign Virgo

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1By her first husband, Lord Charles Cavendish, she was the mother of three children: an unnamed daughter, who died the day she was born on October 8, 1933; and unnamed twin sons, who both died within hours of their birth in 1935.
2Sister-in-law of Robyn Smith.
3Aunt of Fred Astaire Jr. and Ava Astaire-McKenzie.
4Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 20-22. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
5She and brother Fred Astaire were vaudeville headliners as kids and Broadway stars until she retired in 1932 to marry Lord Charles Cavendish. Her second husband was a financier.
6She and brother Fred Astaire were inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1971.
7Sister and original dancing partner of Fred Astaire.



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