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Howard 'Sandman' Sims (1918–2003)

Howard 'Sandman' Sims was born on January 24, 1918 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA as Howard Sims. He was an actor, known for Harlem Nights (1989), Tap (1989) and The Cotton Club (1984). He was married to Solange A. Sims. He died on May 20, 2003 in Bronx, New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 85) in Bronx, New York, USA

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 1989 Harlem Nights
Crapshooter
 1989 Tap
Sandman
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Uncle Billy
 1984 The Cotton Club
Hoofer
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 1989 Tap (performer: "Challenge")
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 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Mr. Sandman (1990) ... Himself
 1989 Great Performances (TV Series)
Himself
- Tap Dance in America (1989) ... Himself
 1987 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special documentary)
Himself
 1987 Showtime at the Apollo (TV Series)
Himself
 1985 Motown Returns to the Apollo (TV Special)
Himself
 1980 Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (TV Special)
Himself
 1979 No Maps on My Taps (Documentary)
Himself
 1970 Changing Scene II (TV Special)

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Personal Quote:

I'm in show business not for a season, but a reason: The wine, women and song are gone. I want to just dance my way away at the end.

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He got his nickname from a routine in which he danced on sand sprinkled on the stage. See more »

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Sandman Sims

Nickname:

Sandman

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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