WorldCat Identities

Robinson, Bill 1878-1949

Works: 268 works in 476 publications in 2 languages and 11,284 library holdings
Genres: Musical films  Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Documentary films  Comedy films  Romance films  History  Nonfiction films  Music 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Dancer, Author, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other, Choreographer, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Robinson
Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone( Visual )

31 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 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 Little Colonel by David Butler( Visual )

20 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 876 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 littlest rebel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 771 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 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onstage in blackface. The professor is arrested upon exiting the stage, but the police, Mrs. Drew and Colonel Loring agree to remain until the end of the play rather than disrupt it. Moved to tears by Eva's deathbed scene, as played by Dimples, Mrs. Drew calls the play beautiful and tells the police to let the professor go. A year later, after a performance, Allen, now with Betty, announces to an audience which includes the professor, who kisses Mrs. Drew's shoulder, the first presentation in New York of a minstrel show, in which Dimples is starred"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Just around the corner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 593 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 463 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 by Robert Hood Bowers( Recording )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 460 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 240 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
Early Ellington by Duke Ellington( Recording )

6 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In old Kentucky( Visual )

3 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical compilation contains 28 original recordings from some of the most successful artists who performed at the Apollo ..."
Stormy weather by Lena Horne( Recording )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Allan Dwan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 59 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 55 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 53 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
Dixiana( Visual )

5 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dixiana: The son of the owner of a cotton plantation and a singer fall in love, but a gambler interferes with their plans
Shirley Temple : little darling collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen of the most popular films starring Shirley Temple in her child star years
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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


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Robinson, Bill "Bojangles" 1878-1949

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Robinson, Luther

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Robinson, William

Билл Робинсон американский танцор и актёр

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ביל רובינסון

ביל רובינסון שחקן אמריקאי

بيل روبنسون

بیل رابینسون بازیگر آمریکایی



English (191)

Spanish (1)

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