The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen.
The dancing was real. The smile was not.
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Did You Know?
"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