Bill “Bojangles” Robinson


Image: Robinson in 1939 The Hot Mikado on Broadway from .

“Dancer and actor Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson of Los Angeles serves as the first honorary president of the Negro Actors Guild of America.”
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“After his run with motion pictures, Robinson returned to the stage in 1939 at the age of 61 to perform in The Hot Mikado, a jazz rendition of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta performed at the New York World’s Fair. To celebrate that 61st birthday, Robins danced down Broadway from Columbus Circle to 44th Street [in New York City].”

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