Bill Robinson, nicknamed Bojangles (born Luther Robinson; May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was an American tap dancer, actor, and singer, the best known and the most highly paid Black American entertainer in America during the first half of the 20th century.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Robinson
Bill Robinson, nicknamed Bojangles (born Luther Robinson; May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was an American tap dancer, actor, and singer, the best known and the most highly paid Black American entertainer in America during the first half of the 20th century.
1974 Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", "The Toy Trumpet" - as Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson)
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Bill Robinson quit school at age seven and began work as a professional dancer the following year. Bojangles (the name referred to his happy-go-lucky ebullience) starred in vaudeville, musical stage and movies. He invented the stair tap routine and was considered one of the world's greatest tap dancers. His film debut was in Dixiana (1930).
Bill Robinson, byname Bojangles, original name Luther Robinson, (born May 25, 1878, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.—died November 25, 1949, New York, New York), American dancer of Broadway and Hollywood, best known for his dancing roles with Shirley Temple in films of the 1930s.
Jan 23, 2015 · Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was an iconic African American tap dancer and actor best known for his Broadway performances and film roles. Who Was Bill "Bojangles" Robinson? Broadway legend Bill...
Career: 166 HR, .258 BA, 641 RBI, OF/1B/3B, Pirates/Phillies/... 1966-1983, b:R/t:R, born in PA 1943, died 2007, Weaser
- 1.88 Meter
- June 26, 1943
- 85 kg
William Henry Robinson, Jr. (June 26, 1943 – July 29, 2007) was an American professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1966 to 1983, for several teams. He also played some first and third base. Robinson batted and threw right-handed.
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- Performed Solo. According to author Constance Valis Hill, early in his career, Robinson, like other black performers, had to abide by the so-called “two-colored” rule of vaudeville.
- Appeared Without Blackface. Early twentieth-century vaudeville performers still frequently wore blackface, just like the white “minstrel show” performers who started vaudeville in the 1800s.
- Danced With White Actors. Like American society generally, the world of performance was highly segregated. But Robinson, whose fame grew as a soloist, frequently performed with white actors.
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