Quick Facts of Robyn Smith Astaire

  • Full NameRobyn Smith Astaire
  • Net Wortharound $2 million US
  • Date of Birth14 August, 1944
  • NicknameRobyn Smith
  • Marital Status Widow
  • Birthplacefrom San Francisco, California, the US
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionRetired Jockey
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1969-1980
  • Eye colour Hazel
  • Hair colour Brown
  • SpouseFred Astaire (m. 1980; died 1987)
  • Height5ft 7 inch
  • Weight50kg
  • Educationattended Stanford University as an English major
  • Horoscope Leo
The Late Fred Astaire Wife Robyn Smith, Know Her Professional Career

Robyn Smith Astaire shortly Robyn Smith is an American Retired Jockey who came to the spotlight after being the first female jockey to win a stakes race in 1973. Also, she gets recognized for 247 winning in California. 

Moreover, Smith is a former jockey and has inspired many females to take the initiative in jockey. As of now, she is highly involved in volunteering for several charities.

Furthermore, be with us to get the information regarding these famous women’s personal and professional lives.

Who Is Robyn Smith? Her Bio and Wiki.

A retired American jockey, Robyn hails from San Francisco, California, the US as Robyn Smith Astaire on 14 August 1944 under the zodiac sign for Leo. As per nationality, she is of American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic background.

Further, there are no details found regarding her parents and siblings. In 1997, as per the Los Angeles Times, she declared that she was sold during her childhood and went through several foster homes.

Robyn Smith with her husband. Image Credit: Calisphere

Unlike, she never had a good childhood experience and attended Stanford University as an English major. Her desperate situation and early struggles made her be a noted personality. Also, she is an inspiration to all.

How was her career? 

On 3 April 1969, the former sportswoman became the first female jockey in Northern California, finishing second at a race at Golden Gate Fields upon Swift Yorky and winning many titles.

To date, she has 247 wins in California and New York race tracks.

Robyn Smith Astaire; the first female jockey to win a stake in the USA race. Image Credit: Twitter

After retirement, the athlete reported joining aviation as a pilot and associated with many national and international flights. 

Robyn Smith Relationship With Her Late Husband Fred Astaire

The 77 years old Astaire was a married woman. She tied the wedding knot with his long-time boyfriend turned husband Fred Astaire on 24 June 1980 in Astaire’s house at Beverly Hills, California, which they announce on a Barbara Walters TV special.

Her husband was an American actor, singer, choreographer and TV presenter.

Robyn Smith with her late beloved husband, Fred Astaire. Image Credit: Pinterest

Also, the wedding got attended by Fred’s son Fred. Jr and his former wife, Phyllis Potter. But, his daughter, Ava Astaire McKenzie and her sister, Adele, chose not to attend the ceremony.

The age gap between the lovely couple was about 45 years. Smith also shared that they lived a quiet life and would take walks, dance, play pool & cards, and occasionally go out to a movie matinee.

Additionally, the player had a tough time on 22 June 1987 due to the shocking death. Furthermore, her husband died in her arms, surrendering to pneumonia. The duo had a short journey together and, compelled to separate due to god’s plan. 

Since her husband’s death, she has been living in the house in Beverly Hills, California, with the memories of her beloved husband. 

How Wealthy is Smith?

The 5fet 7 inches tall, Robyn is determined to have around $2 Million, which she earned from her involvement in jockey.

Smith has a lavish lifestyle and owns a stunning and opulent home in California, which estimates to be over $800,000. And, she makes around $50,000 per annum through her all of the involvements.

Fred Astaire’s house. Image Credit: The German Way

On the other hand, her late husband, Fred, had a net worth of $10 Million during his deathbed.

Further, his career lasted for 76 years, and he made 31 musical albums plus several award-winning television specials and recordings.

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