Bill Robinson Biography

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia
Wiki Biography: 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). He worked in fifteen movies, but his movie fame came primarily from the films he made with Shirley Temple -- The Little Colonel (1935), The Littlest Rebel (1935), and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938). In 1989 the US Congress named his birth date as National Tap Dancing Day.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Just Around The Corner Corporal Jones 1938 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dixiana 1930 Comedy, Musical
The Little Colonel 1935 0
The Littlest Rebel 1935 Comedy, Drama, Family
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1938 Family, Comedy, Drama
Just Around the Corner 1938 Comedy, Musical
Stormy Weather 1943 Musical
Fate Twisted Simply Older Soldier 2006 Drama