Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

by Alyssa Pasini, Maddie Ewald, Abbi Morin

Area of talent: he was a famous jazz and tap dancer.

Years Bill Robinson lived

Bill Bojangles was born on May 25, 1878 in Richmond, Virginia.

He died in November 25, 1949 in New York City of Cardiovascular Disease.

Facts and background to Bill Robinbson...

After both of his parents died in 1885, Robinson was raised by his grandmother, Bedilia, who had been a slave earlier in her life.

Robinson began performing in local beer gardens at age six

In 1886, at the age of 9, he joined Mayme Remington's touring troupe.