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Mr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson. by Jim Haskins

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Published by Welcome Rain Publishers in S.l .
Written in English


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A biography of the tap dancer who was the first black solo dancer to star in white vaudeville circuits for nearly thirty years.

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Open LibraryOL23058975M
ISBN 101566491134
OCLC/WorldCa43920588

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