Adele Astaire

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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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


1932 35 Years Old On May 9, 1932, after a successful stint with Fred in the revue The Band Wagon (1931) on Broadway, Adele Astaire retired from the stage to marry Lord Charles Arthur Francis Cavendish, the second son of the 9th Duke of Devonshire, and moved to Ireland, where they lived at Lismore Castle. … Read More
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


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


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


1981 84 Years Old Died on January 25, 1981.
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