Bill Robinson

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Birthday
25, 1878
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
Nov 25, 1949 (71)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1878
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Death Date
Nov 25, 1949 (71)

About

Famous American tap dancer and actor who appeared in Stormy Weather in 1943 and The Little Colonel in 1935. He played Memphis Jones in the 1938 film, Up the river and portrayed Bill Green in the 1934 film, King for a Day.

Before Fame

He began dancing for a living at age five, appearing as a hoofer in local beer gardens.

Trivia

Though his feet were active, he rarely used his upper body while tap dancing.

Family Life

His parents passed away when he was seven, and he was raised by his grandmother.

Associated With

He gained most of his fame while dancing in films with Shirley Temple in the 1930s.