| Steps in Time by Fred Astaire (Highly Recommended)|
Fred writes with his typical warmth and self-deprecating humour. It's a wonderful inside look at his life and his movies and a must-have for any fan of Fred's- or movies in general.
Fred Astaire: A Bio-Bibliography by Larry Billman (Highly Recommended)
This book is the most comprehensive of all the Fred biographies. Everything you need to know about Fred is here in this tome.
Fred Astaire : His Friends Talk by Sarah Giles (Recommended)
It's hard to find anyone who had anything bad to say about Fred. The worse thing that was said about him was how hard he worked and how hard he worked his colleagues when making movies. This book is full of stories, tributes and anecdotes about Fred from the people who really knew him.
Astaire: The Man, The Dancer by Bob Thomas
Written with Fred's participation, it is informative and insightful, and is one of the better biographies.
Fred Astaire: A Wonderful Life by Bill AdlerAstaire, The Biography by Tim Satchell
A short biography that was rushed out the door after Fred's passing.
Despite Satchell's obvious adoration of Fred, the book is filled with inaccuracies, errors and embellishments.
Fred Astaire by Michael Freedland
A well-written bio, with lots and lots of pictures.
Fred Astaire by Stephen Harvey
Part of the Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies series. Nicely written and succinct. Recommended by quite a few Astaire fans on the Fred Astaire Mailing list.
Fred Astaire by Roy Pickard
Concentrates on the basic facts of Fred's life and work, focusing primarily on the films. Lots of colour illustrations.
Fred Astaire by Benny Green
A heavily illustrated book, written by the man who scripted the 13 part BBC radio documentary on Fred and compiled from the interviews and research he did for the series.
A Tribute To Fred Astaire by Peter Carrick
Contains the basic facts and not much more.