This Day in Black History: Nov. 25, 1949

This Day in Black History: Nov. 25, 1949

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson dies.

Published November 25, 2011

Dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson died in New York City at the age of 71. Robinson’s soft shoe and tap routines catapulted him to star status and landed him starring roles in many Black musical comedies, vaudeville shows and 14 Hollywood films.

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Written by Britt Middleton

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