Blackbirds of 1928 (1928). Musical revue. Music by Jimmy McHugh
. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
. Directed by Lew Leslie. Liberty Theatre: 9 May 1928= Apr 1929 (closing date unknown/518 performances). Cast: Baby Banks, George Cooper, Billie Cortez, Adelaide Hall, Marjorie Hubbard, Crawford Jackson, Ruth Johnson, Harry Lucas, Blue ...
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Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson
Did You Know?
What success I achieved in the theater is due to the fact that I have always worked just as hard when there were ten people in the house as when there were thousands. Just as hard in Springfield, Illinois, as on Broadway.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Robinson once paid to have a traffic light installed at the corner of Adams and West Leigh Streets, so that the local children could cross the street safely on their way to school. In appreciation, the City of Richmond presented him with an engraved key to the City. Today, a statue of Robinson stands at the corner of Adams and West Leigh Streets.
Used wooden taps on his shoes