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Bill Robinson (Luther Robinson) was born on 25 May, 1878 in Richmond, Virginia, USA, is a Soundtrack, Actor, Miscellaneous. Discover Bill Robinson's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Bill Robinson networth?

Popular As Luther Robinson
Occupation soundtrack,actor,miscellaneous
Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 25 May 1878
Birthday 25 May
Birthplace Richmond, Virginia, USA
Date of death 25 November, 1949
Died Place New York, USA
Nationality USA

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Bill Robinson Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Bill Robinson's Wife?

His wife is Elaine Plaines (27 January 1944 - 25 November 1949) ( his death), Fannie S. Clay (27 January 1922 - 1943) ( divorced), Lena Chase (1907 - 1922) ( divorced)

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Wife Elaine Plaines (27 January 1944 - 25 November 1949) ( his death), Fannie S. Clay (27 January 1922 - 1943) ( divorced), Lena Chase (1907 - 1922) ( divorced)
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Bill Robinson Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Bill Robinson worth at the age of 71 years old? Bill Robinson’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from USA. We have estimated Bill Robinson's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2022 Under Review
Net Worth in 2021 Pending
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Source of Income Soundtrack

Bill Robinson Social Network




Inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame in 2002 (inaugural class).


In 1982, a pair of his tap shoes were on display in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute.


Though it borrowed his name, Jerry Jeff Walker's 1968 song "Mr. Bojangles" (covered by many other artists, including Sammy Davis Jr. in 1972) was about a fantasy character who had little in common with Robinson. Robinson did not drink, was never a down-and-outer and was always a fastidious dresser. His dancing style was always close to the ground, never "leap . . . and lightly touch down.".


Ebbets Field, April 15, 1947: In celebration of Jackie Robinson's first appearance breaking the color barrier in professional baseball, was tapdancing on top of the Brooklyn Dodgers dugout.


Two scenes featuring Bill Robinson were cut from the final version of 'Café Metropole (1937)': a solo tap dance performance in black tie by the dancing legend and a Danse Apache duet with Geneva Sawyer. Both scenes are included in a DVD released by Fox as part of "Tyrone Power, Matinee Idol".


During World War I, Robinson was the drum major of the 369th Infantry Regiment, the so-called "Harlem Hellfighters."


He worked in fifteen movies, but his movie fame came primarily from the films he made with Shirley Temple -- The Little Colonel (1935), The Littlest Rebel (1935), and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938).


One of the first blacks to act on Broadway, he also appeared in the first all-black motion picture called Harlem Is Heaven (1932) in which he played a mayor.


Bill Robinson quit school at age seven and began work as a professional dancer the following year. Bojangles (the name referred to his happy-go-lucky ebullience) starred in vaudeville, musical stage and movies. He invented the stair tap routine and was considered one of the world's greatest tap dancers. His film debut was in Dixiana (1930).


His manager from 1908 until his death was Marty Forkins who eventually had him working in nightclubs for up to $3500 per week.