Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Original Name Luther Robinson
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Nov 1949 (aged 72)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Redemption Section, Lot 1
Memorial ID 879 · View Source
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Actor, Dancer. Best known for his famous "stair dance" and for his many co-starring roles and dancing duets with Shirley Temple in the 1930s, he was one of the highest-paid performers in vaudeville. He also held the world record for running backwards.


He danced his way into the hearts of millions
'With malice toward none,
With charity for all.' A. Lincoln


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (25 May 1877–25 Nov 1949), Find a Grave Memorial no. 879, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .