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Trivia Quiz - Fred Astaire: Dance and Screen Legend

What do you know about one of the most awesome dancers of all time. Fred Astaire trivia right here!

Quiz Number: 3819
Date Submitted: January 23, 2011
Quiz Categories: Movie Stars, Dancers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 55.7 percent
Times Taken: 313 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Fred Astaire

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Fred Astaire Dance and Screen Legend
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1. Who was Fred Astaire's first show business partner?
  A.   his brother
  B.   his father
  C.   his mother
  D.   his sister

2. Fred Astaire wore his trademark top hat and tails in his very first movie appearance. What was the movie?
  A.   Top Hat
  B.   The Gay Divorcee
  C.   Flying Down to Rio
  D.   Dancing Lady

3. In one of his best-known solos, Fred Astaire dances on the walls and ceilings of his room because he has fallen in love with a beautiful woman who also loves to dance. What was the movie?
  A.   Funny Face (1957)
  B.   Let's Dance (1950)
  C.   Royal Wedding (1951)
  D.   Yolanda and the Thief (1945)

4. Fred Astaire was a versatile musician. Which of the following musical instrument did he NOT play?
  A.   accordion
  B.   piano
  C.   violin
  D.   drums

5. In which of the following movies did Fred Astaire NOT star with Ginger Rogers?
  A.   The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  B.   Flying Down to Rio (1933)
  C.   The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  D.   Blue Skies (1946)

6. In which musical did Fred Astaire passionately kiss Ginger Rogers at the conclusion of a slow motion dance? hint: the song was "I Used to Be Color Blind"
  A.   Carefree (1938)
  B.   Let's Dance (1950)
  C.   Shall We Dance (1937)
  D.   Swing Time (1936)

7. Who was Fred Astaire's primary dance partner in the 1948 musical "Easter Parade"?
  A.   Eleanor Powell
  B.   Rita Hayworth
  C.   Judy Garland
  D.   Paulette Goddard

8. To what character did Fred Astaire provide the voice in the 1970 animated film, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"?
  A.   Santa Claus
  B.   a mailman
  C.   Burgermeister Meisterburger
  D.   Winter Warlock

9. In which of the following non-musical movies did Fred Astaire NOT star?
  A.   The Right Stuff (1983)
  B.   Ghost Story (1981)
  C.   The Towering Inferno (1974)
  D.   The Amazing Dobermans (1976)

10. What famous dancer said of Fred Astaire: "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire."
  A.   Michael Jackson
  B.   Gene Kelly
  C.   Sammy Davis Jr.
  D.   Gregory Hines®   

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