Bill Robinson

MR. Bojangles


  • Robinson was born on May 25, 1878, in Richmond, Virginia. His given name was Luther, but he later changed it to Bill. He began dancing for tips at an early age in the streets and taverns of Richmond. He died on Nov. 25, 1949

  • Robinson, Bill (1878-1949), was a popular black American tap-dancer. He was affectionately known as "Bojangles." Robinson became especially famous for a routine in which he tap-danced up and down a staircase.

  • He preformed in a lot of things.

  • He is probably best remembered for his appearances with the child star Shirley Temple in four movie musicals—The Little Colonel (1935), The Littlest Rebel (1935), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938), and Just Around the Corner (1938). Robinson also starred in the Broadway musicals Blackbirds of 1928

  • I think if he wasn't alive dance would be different

  • He makes dance look easier

  • Bill contributed to the black community

  • Bojangle was into a lot of things for example arts dance acting and singing

Bill robinson

bill robinson

Saturday, May 25th 1878 at 12am to Friday, Nov. 25th 1949 at 12am

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