The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen.

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Novie Edwards ...
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William (Young Percy)
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Lem (as Donovon Hunter McKnight)
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Williamson
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The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen.

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The dancing was real. The smile was not. See more »

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"Bojangles" was a left foot lead tap dancer, whereas Gregory Hines was a right foot lead tap dance. Hines had to learn tap with his left foot first, which is highlighted at the end of the movie when there is a side-by-side comparison of the two doing "Bojangles" specialty, the dancing staircase. See more »

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Interesting, entertaining, and copasetic.
6 February 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Bojangles" tells the story of legendary hoofer Bill Robinson who tapped his way to stardom and success as America's highest paid black entertainer only to die penniless. Hines brings charisma, charm, and lots of great tappin' to the title role in this polished and sanitized biography. A fun watch especially for those who love tappin'.


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