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people would only realize when they ask me why I don't do a
picture with him - they ask me that all the time, and were quite
keen on it while I was in Hollywood - if they'd only realize that
he's gone 'way ahead of me. Why I couldn't begin to keep up with
him. I couldn't even reach the steps he throws away. ~ Adele
(September 10, 1897-January 25, 1981) was an American dancer and
She was Fred Astaire's elder sister.
was born Adele Marie Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska to Frederick
Austerlitz (- 1924), a Vienna-born brewer, and his wife, Ann
When she was five years old she had a successful
vaudeville act with her younger brother Fred Astaire that
developed into a celebrated adult stage career on Broadway. She
was, in fact, the bigger star of the two during their time
On May 9 1932, she retired from the
stage to marry Lord Charles
Arthur Francis Cavendish
(August 29 1905 - March 23 1944), the second son of the 9th Duke
of Devonshire, and moved to Ireland, where they lived at Lismore
Castle. She had three children, a daughter (in 1933) and twin
sons (in 1935), all of whom died soon after birth. Adele
Cavendish married, on April 20, 1947, as her second husband, Col.
an American investment banker and Air Force officer who was an
assistant director of the Central Intelligence Agency; he died in
She died in Tucson, Arizona.
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