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Fred Astaire

Dancer, Actor, Singer (10-May-1899 — 22-Jun-1987)


Bill Adler. Fred Astaire: A Wonderful Life. New York: Caroll & Graf. 1987. 191pp.

Fred Astaire. Steps in Time: An Autobiography. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1959. 338pp.

Larry Billman. Fred Astaire: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1997. 402pp.

G. Bruce Boyer. Fred Astaire Style. France: Editions Assouline. 2005. 80pp

Peter Carrick. A Tribute to Fred Astaire. Robert Hale. 1984. 188pp.

Gilles Cebe. Fred Astaire. Paris, France: Editions Henri Veyrier. 1981. 272pp. Language: French.

Arlene Croce. The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book. New York: Galahad Books. 1972. 191pp.

Michael Freedland. Fred Astaire: An Illustrated Biography. Grosset & Dunlap. 1977. 183pp.

Edward Gallafent. Astaire & Rogers. Columbia University Press. 2002. 256pp.

Sarah Giles. Fred Astaire: His Friends Talk. New York, NY: Doubleday & Co.. 1988. 210pp.

Benny Green. Fred Astaire. New York: Exeter Books. 1979. 176pp.

Stanley Green; Burt Goldblatt. Starring Fred Astaire. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1973. 501pp. 800 photographs.

John E. Mueller. Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1985. 440pp.

Roy Pickard. Fred Astaire. Deans International. 1985. 192pp.

Tim Satchell. Astaire: The Biography. London: Hutchinson. 1987. 310pp.

Bob Thomas. Astaire: The Man, The Dancer. Thorndike Press. 1985. 435pp.

Suzanne Topper. Astaire and Rogers: They Danced Their Way into the Hearts of Americans of All Ages. Leisure Books. 1976. 205pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.25)

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.60)

  9. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.24)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.30)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.72)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.42)

  13. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.31)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.26)

  15. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.28)

  16. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.16)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.27)

  18. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.20)

  19. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.19)

  20. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (pp.20-22)

  21. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.35-37)

  22. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.35)

  23. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.24)

  24. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.32)

  25. International Who's Who 1960 (p.38)

  26. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.127-29)

  27. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.23)

  28. Legends in Their Own Time (p.12)

  29. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.22)

  30. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.319)

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