WorldCat Identities

Robinson, Bill 1878-1949

Overview
Works: 271 works in 483 publications in 2 languages and 11,264 library holdings
Genres: Musical films  Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Documentary films  Comedy films  Romance films  History  Nonfiction films  Popular music 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Dancer, Author, Singer, Other, Commentator, Choreographer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Robinson
Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone( Visual )

33 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down. The movie includes an all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway
The littlest rebel( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only a plea to President Lincoln can help when the father of a plantation girl is arrested and charged with espionage against the Yankees
Dimples by William A Seiter( Visual )

9 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the New York of 1850, 'decent folk' are beginning to tolerate the theater, while 'young radicals' argue against slavery. Dimples Appleby, who leads a band of children street singers, lives with her grandfather, Professor Eustace Appleby, an old actor down on his luck who now teaches acting, singing and birdcalls, and who has resorted to petty theft, rumors of which Dimples refuses to believe. The children perform at the Drew estate uptown, and Dimples is apprehended trying to escape after furs are discovered to be missing. Informed of this, the professor returns with the furs and reports that he valiantly fought a thief to get the furs back. Before leaving, Dimples sees the professor snatch a cuckoo clock. The next day, she returns it to Mrs. Caroline Drew and says that she stole it herself. The kindly Mrs. Drew is interrupted in her talk with Dimples when she learns that her beloved nephew Allen is breaking his engagement with Betty Loring, the daughter of Mrs. Drew's friend, Colonel Loring, because of his infatuation with actress Cleo Marsh. Shocked, Mrs. Drew, who hates the theater, orders Allen to break with the actress, and Allen sadly says he will leave his aunt's home. After he goes, Dimples sees Mrs. Drew crying. Mrs. Drew takes Dimples back to the professor's shabby quarters and asks him to let Dimples live with her for the girl's sake. Dimples overhears her offer the professor $5,000, and after Mrs. Drew
Follies, scandals and other diversions : from Ziegfeld to the Shuberts by Robert Hood Bowers( Recording )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tap dance history : from Vaudeville to film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rarely-seen original film footage from soundies and short films of the 1930s and 1940s
The Little Colonel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-fashioned Southern colonel has disowned his daughter for marrying a Yankee and resists all entreaties for a reconciliation until he succumbs to the charms of his little granddaughter
The Little Colonel by David Butler( Visual )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-fashioned Southern colonel has disowned his daughter for marrying a Yankee and resists all entreaties for a reconciliation until he succumbs to the charms of his little granddaughter. Previews of other Shirley Temple films precede feature
Just around the corner by Irving Cummings( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy man loses his wife and his fortune and must do repairs to support himself and his daughter
Just around the corner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl helps her Depression-poor father get a job after she befriends a cantankerous millionaire
At the jazz band ball : early hot jazz, song and dance 1925-1933( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early film clips (1925-1933), featuring song, dance, and instrumental performances of some of the giants of the Jazz Age, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, the Dorsey Brothers, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Features clips of Bessie Smith's only screen performance, Bix Beiderbecke's sole appearance in a sound film, and an early Lee DeForest sound film of Ben Bernie's orchestra in which Jack Pettis plays what is probably the first jazz solo on film
The little colonel( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-fashioned Southern colonel has disowned his daughter for marrying a Yankee and resists all entreaties for a reconciliation until he succumbs to the charms of his little granddaughter
Early Ellington by Duke Ellington( Recording )

6 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In old Kentucky( Visual )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogers, with help from tap-dancing Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, carries this story of two opposing clans residing in the hills
Stars of the Apollo( Recording )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical compilation contains 28 original recordings from some of the most successful artists who performed at the Apollo ..."
Swingin' uptown : Renaissance in Harlem by Regenia Perry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social and cultural effects of the Harlem Renaissance through the music that defined the era; includes interviews with historians and performers
The original amateur hour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before TV's American Idol became a mega-hit, there was one radio and television series that started the talent competition craze. It was called The Original Amateur Hour. Almost 50 major stars of movies, records, stage, screen and television got their start on this series
Stormy weather by Lena Horne( Recording )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shirley Temple collection by Shirley Temple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimples (1936): A tiny performer encourages her pickpocket grandfather (Frank Morgan) to go legit. -- The Little Colonel (1935): A tiny Southerner inspires her mom and estranged grandfather to reconcile. -- The Littlest Rebel (1935): Amidst the sorrow of the Civil War, an irrepressible tot gains an audience with President Lincoln himself! -- The Blue Bird (1940): In a rare departure from her bubbly screen persona, Shirley plays a spoiled little girl in search of true happiness. -- The Little Princess (1939): In this heart-tugging adaptation of a children's classic, Shirley plays an orphan forced into servitude-until Queen Victoria steps in! -- Stand Up and Cheer! (1934): Shirley stars as a charming little performer who spurs the depression-era "Secretary of Amusement" on to success!
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Allan Dwan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wicked stepfather tries to profit at the expense of his talented young ward in this classic musical comedy
Jazz : New York in the roaring twenties by Hans-Jürgen Schaal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the Roaring Twenties, and New York is exploding with jazz fever. Crowds flock to the nightclubs and dance halls in Harlem to see the likes of Louis Armstrong with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra playing at the Kentucky Club, or Duke Ellington at the Roseland Ballroom or the world-famous Cotton Club. Designed, illustrated, and edited by Robert Nippoldt, this award-winning book pays homage to this exceptional era, via an entertaining blend of illustrations, facts, and amusing anecdotes presenting 24 leading lights of New York's jazz scene in the 1920s, complete with a CD containing some of their best tunes. The texts, contributed by Hans-Jürgen Schaal, give a vivid account of the club scene and the "band battles," as well as the legendary recording sessions.--Publisher's description
 
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Stormy weather
Alternative Names
Bill Robinson afroamerikanischer Stepptänzer

Bill Robinson Amerikaans filmacteur

Bill Robinson ballerino, attore teatrale e attore cinematografico statunitense

Bill Robinson chanteur, danseur et acteur

Bojangles

Bojangles 1878-1949

Bojangles 1878-1949 Mr

Bojangles, Mr., 1878-1949

Robinson, Bill "Bojangles" 1878-1949

Robinson, Bojangles 1878-1949

Robinson, Luther

Robinson, Luther 1878-1949

Robinson, William

Билл Робинсон американский танцор и актёр

Білл Робінсон

ביל רובינסון

ביל רובינסון שחקן אמריקאי

بيل روبنسون

بیل رابینسون بازیگر آمریکایی

ビル・ボージャングル・ロビンソン

比爾·羅賓遜

Languages
English (186)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Mr. Bojangles : the biography of Bill RobinsonMr. Rickey calls a meetingRap a tap tap : here's Bojangles think of that!