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Frank 'Sugar Chile' Robinson

Born Frankie Robinson in Detroit, the youngest of seven children born to Clarence and Elizabeth Robinson. He was nicknamed "Sugar Chile" by his mother. Although neither parent was a musician, Frankie began playing piano by ear at the age of two. At the age of three, he won a talent show at the Paradise Theatre in Detroit. By six, he was playing ... See full bio »

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Known For

No Leave, No Love
No Leave, No Love Boy Piano Player
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre Himself / Himself - Pianist


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 1946 No Leave, No Love
Boy Piano Player
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 1946 No Leave, No Love (performer: "Caldonia")
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 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.31 (1951) ... Himself (as Frank Robinson)
 1950 The Star-Spangled Revue (TV Movie)
 1948-1950 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Pianist
- Episode #2.22 (1950) ... Himself
- Episode #1.9 (1948) ... Himself - Pianist
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 1990 That's Black Entertainment (Documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Frank Robinson


4' 5" (1.35 m)

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I had to make a decision about whether to keep entertaining or to get an education. And that's what I did.


In 1948, the American Federation of Musicians gave special consent for Robinson to be granted membership, making him the youngest ever member of the AFM at that time. See more »

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