WorldCat Identities

Robinson, Bill 1878-1949

Works: 258 works in 452 publications in 3 languages and 12,002 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Children's films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  History  Romance films  Wildlife television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Dancer, Author, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other, Commentator, Choreographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Robinson
Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone( Visual )

27 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 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 Little Colonel by David Butler( Visual )

19 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 917 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
Elephant by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... un drama real que se lleva a cabo dentro de una preparatoria en los Estados Unidos en un día común y corriente y que inusitadamente se vuelve tráico. La historia se desarrolla entre el ambiente académico, el fútbol, chismes y socialización. Se observa el ir y venir de los personajes desde varios puntos de vista permitiéndonos conocerlos ampliamente. Con cada alumno vemos la preparatoria desde ángulos diferentes. Estas experiencias varían desde amistosas e inocentes hasta traumáticas y profundamente desgarradoras. Elefante nos muestra que la vida estudiantil es compleja, pues la vitalidad y belleza de estos jóvenes puede cambiar el rumbo de sus vidas a una velocidad increíble."--Envase
The littlest rebel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 807 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 )

7 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl with nothing but tiny dimples and a huge amount of talent makes her way from poverty to potential stardom
Faraway, so close! by Wim Wenders( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy man loses his wife and his fortune and must do repairs to support himself and his daughter
Tap dance history from Vaudeville to film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rarely-seen original film footage from soundies and short films of the 1930s and 1940s
Follies, scandals and other diversions from Ziegfeld to the Shuberts( Recording )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 250 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
In old Kentucky( Visual )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 135 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 ..."
The original amateur hour( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 92 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
Swingin' uptown Renaissance in Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 89 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
Stormy weather by Lena Horne( Recording )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those wonderful thirties the stars of Broadway, night clubs & vaudeville( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Reader's Digest Association( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child perfomer becomes a pawn in the fights to exploit her talents on radio
The Shirley Temple collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 58 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!
Jeni LeGon living in a great big way( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeni LeGon overcame barriers to become the first Black woman to sign a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio. She subsequently appeared in over a dozen films, yet despite her talent, there were many hard lessons to be learned in a segregated Hollywood. This film showcases the path that Jeni forged for herself and the gift of inspiration that she gave a generation of dance students. The film includes interviews with the tap dancer Fayard Nicholas and archival footage of the Nicholas Brothers, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Fats Waller, Paul Robeson and Cab Calloway
Jazz : New York in the roaring twenties by Hans-Jürgen Schaal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 49 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
Honi Coles & Cholly Atkins : over the top to bebop( Visual )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master tap dancers Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins demonstrate favorite tap steps and routines from the time of World War One ("Over the Top and Through the Trenches") to the mid-sixties ("Bebop"). Music is provided by a small combo. Includes incisive perspectives on tap as the dancers talk with dance authority Marshall Stearns (author of "Jazz Dance.")
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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 1878-1949

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Bojangles, Mr., 1878-1949

Robinson, Bill "Bojangles" 1878-1949

Robinson, Bojangles 1878-1949

Robinson Luther

Robinson, Luther 1878-1949

Robinson, William

Билл Робинсон

Билл Робинсон американский танцор и актёр

Білл Робінсон

ביל רובינסון

بیل رابینسون بازیگر آمریکایی



English (174)

German (2)

Chinese (1)

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