This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Bill Robinson

AKA Luther Robinson

Born: 25-May-1878
Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Died: 25-Nov-1949
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Dancer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bojangles

Military service: US Army (369th Infantry, WWI)

Father: Maxwell Robinson
Mother: Maria
Wife: Lena Chase (m. 1907, div. 1922)
Wife: Fannie S. Clay (m. 27-Jan-1922, div. 1943)
Wife: Elaine Plaines (m. 27-Jan-1944, until his death)

    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1978

    Stormy Weather (17-Nov-1943) · Bill Williamson
    Just Around the Corner (11-Nov-1938) · Cpl. Jones
    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (18-Mar-1938) · Aloysius
    In Old Kentucky (28-Nov-1935)
    The Littlest Rebel (22-Nov-1935) · Uncle Billy
    The Big Broadcast of 1936 (20-Sep-1935)
    Hooray for Love (14-Jun-1935) · Himself
    The Little Colonel (22-Feb-1935)

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2019 Soylent Communications