John W. Bubbles

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Birthday
19, 1902
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
May 18, 1986 (84)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1902
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
May 18, 1986 (84)

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American stage and screen actor and vaudeville performer who appeared in such stage productions as the Ziegfeld Follies and Porgy and Bess and in such films as Varsity Show, A Song Is Born, and Cabin in the Sky.

Before Fame

He and Ford "Buck" Washington formed a performance duo called Buck and Bubbles.

Trivia

He is regarded as the father of rhythm tap dancing. In 2002, he was posthumously inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He was born in Kentucky and raised in Indiana.

Associated With

Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, was named after John W. Bubbles.

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