A reader from Richmond sent me a note to tell me that Bill “Bojangles” Robinson was born in his home town, read on:

Bill Robinson
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson was an American tap dancer and actor of stage and film. Audiences enjoyed his understated style, which eschewed the frenetic manner of the jitterbug in favor of cool and reserve;
Born: May 25, 1878, Jackson Ward, VA
Died: November 25, 1949, New York City, NY
Spouse: Elaine Plaines (m. 1944–1949), Fannie S. Clay (m. 1922–1943), Lena Chase (m. 1907–1922)
Siblings: Luther Robinson
Parents: Maxwell Robinson, Maria Robinson


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