(a) Adele - Nicola Cassidy

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The forgotten sister of Fred Astaire

Dancer, icon, star

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1973: Californian journalist Ellie Morgan sets out on a mission to 

research the life of Adele Astaire, famed 1920s dancer and comedienne, 

older sister to Fred Astaire. She uncovers a wealth of material from 

the people who knew her.

1905: Eight-year-old Adele Austerlitz moves from her humble home in 

Omaha, Nebraska, with her five-year-old brother Fred, to New York to 

begin training at a professional stage academy. They undertake a 

gruelling schedule of rehearsals and touring, setting the foundations 

of what will be the most famous and sought-after dance partnership on 

1920s Broadway.

1928: Patricia Ryan, a no-nonsense Irish girl takes a job as a 

housemaid at Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland.

All of their lives will intersect, weaving the tale of one of the most 

famous women of her time – charismatic entertainer, celebrity, fashion 

icon, muse to artists and writers, and favourite of royalty.

Adele is a tale of talent, glamour and fame at the height of the 

roaring 20s.

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(a) Adele - Nicola Cassidy

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The forgotten sister of Fred Astaire

Dancer, icon, star

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