Bojangles - Bill Robinson Bojangles Smile

Famous Americans

Famous African Americans ... Famous Virginians ... Famous American Entertainers

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson


Bojangles Dancing Summary ... Video ... Color Page ... Pictures ... Netlinks ... Timeline ... Biography ... Projects

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was born in Richmond, Virginia.

Bill Robinson began to tap dance for nickels and dimes on the streets of Richmond.

Bill Robinson quit school when he was seven to became a famous tap dancer and actor.

Bill Robinson joined the army and was a rifleman in World War I.

"Bojangles" danced with traveling shows and on Vaudeville.

Bojangles dancing with Shirley Temple

"Bojangles" invented many dance steps, including his famous "Stair Dance", which he first did for the King of England.

Mr. Bojangles

"Bojangles" appeared in movies with young Shirley Temple, Will Rogers and other famous film stars.

"Bojangles" starred in more than a dozen movies. He danced on the streets of New York City.

Bill Robinson was a very generous man who gave away most of the money he made dancing.

"Bojangles" could dance as well as ever when he was past sixty years of age.

Bill Robinson was living in New York City when he died.

When Bill Robinson died, the schools in New York City were closed for a day.

There is a popular statue of "Bojangles" in the City of Richmond, VA.

Bojangles Statue

Netlinks for Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Wikipedia: Bill Robinson

Answers: Bill Robinson

African American Bill "Bojangles" Robinson


"Mr. Bojangles" by Sammy Davis Jr.

Cut scene from Metropole of Bill Robinson

Bill Robinson Dance Routine 1934

Bojangles and some Talented Tap Dancers

Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple 1938

"Bojangles" dances the steps with Shirley Temple in "The Little Colonel"

Funeral of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Page created June 6, 2007. Anne Pemberton. Updated Mon, Feb 6, 2012. AP.