Talk:Bill Robinson

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Untitled[edit]

There is a proposal to redirect Bo'jangles to the article.

Please see:

Capitalistroadster 06:13, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Citations and rewrite needed for Bill Robinson article[edit]

The main part of this article is taken word for word from www.tapdance.org's entry on Robinson, and is copyrighted to the International Tap Association. A rewrite is needed. Also, there are at least two assertations that require citation, but I could not find any references for them on Google. redcountess 20:58, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

http://www.kathleenacademy.com/funzone/bojangls.html is a website page that has the exact same information. Not sure which came first, however, the information that has appeared is copyright to the above mentioned. Thought it should be noted. IronCrow 01:19, 28 October 2006 (UTC)


The following comes from the website of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, which claims Robinson worked there as a waiter after breaking up with his first partner in 1907 and meet his manager there:

"Born a few blocks from The Jefferson, Bill Bojangles Robinson was raised in the Richmond area. As a young boy, he tap danced on street corners and stairs for coins. Eventually, Bojangles was performing regionally with a dance partner.

However in 1907, he and his partner split, and Bojangles returned to Richmond. In Richmond, Bojangles obtained a position at The Jefferson with the expectation of meeting influential people to forward his career. As Bojangles had anticipated, a producer, Mr. Fortner, stayed at The Jefferson. Fortunately, Bojangles was Fortner’s server in the dining room. After Bojangles “accidentally” spilled soup on Fortner’s white suit, he danced all the way to the kitchen to retrieve a towel.

The following day, Fortner saw Bojangles dancing on the street corner and gave him money so they could meet in New York to discuss business. The two had a lasting relationship and Fortner was Bojangles manager until the day he died." Source: http://www.jeffersonhotel.com/media_highlights.html Rmagnus 20:47, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

POV[edit]

This article reads like a eulogy and needs extensive rewriting. I'd tweak it myself, but I know almost nothing about Robinson. --Ddawn23 09:26, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


Slang[edit]

I was told that BoJangles means 'sweaty balls' (testicles). Has anyone else herd of this or was I told a lie? The article makes no reference to this. --Jon in California

weblink[edit]

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson dances the stairs with Shirley Temple from "The Little Colonel" (1935) YouTube--87.78.88.135 20:32, 16 June 2007 (UTC)


Military Service[edit]

He was drum major of the band of the 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I, under Jim Europe's direction. --Al-Nofi (talk) 21:52, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

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Birth of Bill Robinson[edit]

The article says that he's born on May 25, 1878. But on his grave you can see May 25, 1877. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's Memorial

Koshka --109.128.120.210 (talk) 23:14, 18 December 2011 (UTC)