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Adele Astaire

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Born Sep 10, 1896

Lady Charles Cavendish, better known as Adele Astaire, was an American dancer and entertainer. She was Fred Astaire's elder sister. Her birthdate was often given as 1897 or 1898, but the 1900 U.S. census showed her birth year as 1896.

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CHILDHOOD

1896 Birth Born on September 10, 1896.
1905 8 Years Old In 1905 Adele Astaire had a successful vaudeville act with her younger brother, Fred Astaire. … Read More

THIRTIES

1935 38 Years Old After Fred Astaire's success in Hollywood, Adele gave serious consideration in 1935 to making a musical film there.
1936 39 Years Old She visited Hollywood and appeared in January 1936 on the Music Variety Show, but she admitted to feeling intimidated by her brother's reputation. … Read More

FORTIES

1937 40 Years Old In 1937 Adele began filming in England with Jack Buchanan and Maurice Chevalier but withdrew after two days. … Read More

FIFTIES

1947 50 Years Old On April 20, 1947, Adele Cavendish married her second husband, Col. Kingman Douglass, an American investment banker and Air Force officer who was an Assistant Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1972 75 Years Old In 1972, Fred and Adele Astaire were inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. … Read More
1979 82 Years Old Afterwards, Adele lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and continued, until 1979, to summer at the castle in Ireland she had shared with her first husband. … Read More
1981 84 Years Old Died on January 25, 1981.
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