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Adele Astaire

Adele Astaire (September 10, 1897 -January 25, 1981) was an American dancer and entertainer. She was Fred Astaire's elder sister.

She was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Frederick Austerlitz (- 1924) & Ann Gelius (-1975).

When she was five years old she had a successful vaudeville act with her younger brother Fred Astaire.

On May 9. 1932, she married Charles Francis Cavendish (August 29, 1905 - March 23, 1944), son of the 9th Duke of Devonshire. She married Kingman Douglass on April 29, 1947.

She is said to have had a lesbian relationship with Mercedes de Acosta[?].

She died in Tucson, Arizona.



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