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STREETSWINGS DANCER HISTORY ARCHIVES: INDEX [ B ]
LEGEND: aka = Also Known As / m: = Married/ n/a = Not Available / ( ) = Note / c.= Circa.

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Dances

Dates

Babb Dorothy Amarillo TX. Get Hep To Love Jivin' Jacks and Jills Swing Dance 1926-
5/13/1998
Babette n/a n/a n/a Part of the Paramount Parisians: the Red Heads Orchestra Specialty, Ballet , Black Bottom C.1920's
Baccelli "Signora" n/a Stage n/a Ballet? C.1890s?
Bache Violet  USA n/a n/a Collegiate Dances, Alabamy Stomp C.1920s
Baclanova Olga Moscovo, Russia 1933 Murder at the Vanities. Freaks Aka: Baklanova Actress,
Ballet
?
8/19/1899-9/6/1974
Bacon Faith USA 8th Earl Carrol Vanities.1931 Ziegfeld Follies. (Committed Suicide) Fan Dance 1909-
9/26/1956
Bacon Virginia Cincinnati, Oh. 1927 Cameo Revue Frank Bacon & Ned Wayburn Ballet, Comedy & Vaudeville B.1911
Bage Joseph n/a Joeseph Sisters were known as the Castleton Sisters Aka: Jan and Arlene, Arlene-Miles Johnson Ballet? C.1930s
Bailey Pearl Mae Newport News, VA. Apollo. Carmen Jones. Cabin In The Sky. Singer, Started as a dancer. (Brother Bill Bailey). m: Louis Bellson Eccentric, Jitterbug 3/29/1918-8/17/1990
Bailey Bill Philadelphia or Virginia Bill Bailey Dancers ( Apollo 1954.) Beale St. Revue. 1901 Ain't Dat A Shame Blanche Calloway, Darden.
(Pearl's Brother)
Ballroom, Tap 12/8/1912-12/12/1978
Baker Enoch USA Florida Cotton Blossoms Dewy 'Pigmeat' Markham Sand Dance C.1910s
Baker Josephine St. Louis, MI The Savoy,
The Revue Nègre
M: Pepito de Albertino, Jean Lyon Banana Dance, Chorus, Exotic, Modern, Lindy Hop 6/3/1906-4/12/1975
Balanchine George St. Petersburg, Russia 1929 Dark Red Rose M: Vera Zorina & Tamara Geva Dancer, Choreographer 1/22/1904-4/30/1983
Balden Elaine n/a TV Dancer Bobby Burgess Ballroom C.1950s
Bales William USA Choreographed the "Furlough" for Astaire & Rogers Jayne Dudley & Sophie Maslow Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Furlough C.1930s
Ball Bill NY D.B.T.A. Louise Kline Instructors C.1937
Ball Lucille
Desiree
(Jamestown,) Celeron, NY Goldwyn Girl. Ziegfeld Follies. Dance Girl Dance. Stage Door. Swing It . M: Desi Arnaz, Gary Morton Actress, Ballroom, Latin, Chorus 8/6/1911-4/26/1989
Ball Marguerite n/a Topsy and Eva [1926] n/a Specialty dancer C.1926
Balliol ??? France? Empire Room, Riviera & Picadilly Hotels Aka: Balliol & Merton Ballet, Adagio C.1928
Balon
(Ballon)
Jean France? Paris Opera Ballet Francois Prevost, Marie Camargo, Louis XIV Dance Master,
Ballet
, Minuet
1676-1739
Banjo Jo n/a Paradise Club n/a Tap C.1930s
Bankhead Tallulah
Brockman
Huntsville, Alabama 1923 The Dancers M: John Emery Actress, Broadway, Ballroom 1/31/1902-12/12/1968
Bankoff Ivan n/a Palace Theatre, Alhambra Theatre 11/1913 (Tex Tommy) Aka: Bankoff and Girlie Texas Tommy, Russian, Hesitation Waltz, Tango, Turkey Trot, Acrobatic C.1913
Banks Margaret Vancouver West Side Story,
Les Sylphides
n/a Ballet, Choreographer B.1924
Banks Restina NY Apollo Theater n/a Chorus / Tap C.1930s
Banky Vilma Nagyrodog, Hungary Four Horsemen Valentino, m: Rod LaRocque Actress, Tango 1/9/1903-3/16/1991
Bara Theda (Theodosia) Cincinnati, OH Salome, Camille Aka: The Vamp Salome 7/29/1885-4/7/1955
Baraban Sonia n/a Rueben Foxtrot Charles C. Grohs Foxtrot C.1914
Bari
(Fisher)
Lynn (Marjorie) Roanoke, VA 1933 Dancing Lady.
King Of Burlesque
n/a Dancer, Actress 12/18/1913-11/20/1989
Barkis Nina (Lina) n/a Salome n/a Belly, Salome C.1929s
Barnes Deslys USA 1934 Stand Up & Cheer n/a Chorus Dancer C.1930s
Barnes
Mae NY, NY 1924 Runnin' Wild. 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow, Shuffle Along Aka: Edith Mae Stith Tap, Charleston?, Singer 1/23/1907-12/13/1996
Baro ? n/a n/a Rulson-Dorsha & Baro Ballroom n/a
Baron & Blair n/a n/a n/a Ballroom n/a
Barrow Clyde Telice, TX (Criminal-Bank Robber) Bonnie Parker Jitterbug 5/24/1909-5/23/1934
Barrett Grace San Francisco 1941 Sunny Aka: The Hartmans Charleston, Bolero, Tango, 1/7/1907-
8/8/1955
Barrett Janet n/a 1936 Ramona n/a Dancer C.1930s
Barrett Muriel n/a 1936 Ramona n/a Dancer C.1930s
Barrett Thomas n/a n/a n/a Tap n/a
Barringer "Miss" NY? n/a Hardee Swing, Peelin' The Peach C.1930s
Barron Charles n/a Follies? Frances Nevins Ballroom C.1928
Barry Billy n/a n/a n/a Tap C.1920s?
Barry Lilliane n/a n/a n/a Chorus C.1940s
Barry Fred &
Elaine
n/a 1941 Empire Rm.
1953 Tit Coq. Chicago, Chicago
Aka: Mr. & Mrs. Barry Vaudeville song
And dance team
C.1920s?
Bartalo Lou n/a 1931 - Cuban Love Song, 1933 - Peanut Vendor Aka: Bart Bartalo Swing C.1940s
Bartho Cathrina n/a 1900 Edison Films n/a Ballet, Variety, Skirt C.1900
Barto Dewey USA Did cartoon characters such as Mutt and Jeff, Spark Plug, Hans and Fritz, Jiggs and Maggie - circa 1926. Aka: Barto and Mann. Bevery Mann, George Mann Comedy dancers C.1930s
Bartola Bart     Dean Collins group     Swing C.1960's
Barton James Glousester City, NJ Tobacco Road (Black Face comedian) Tap 11/1/1890-2/19/1962
Baryshnikov Mikhail Latvia, Russia White Knights.
Turning Point
Kirov Ballet Ballet B.1/27/1948
Basil Tony Philadelphia, PA. T.A.M.I. Show [1964], Hullabaloo, American Graffitti, Easy Rider. Rockula, Gap Commerical, Legally Blonde Real Name: Antonia Christina Basilotta . Formed break dance group "The Lockers." Sang Song "Mickey." Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, Swing, Latin, Rock, Twist, Go-Go, WCS B. 9/22/1943
Basquette
(Baskette)
Lina
(Lena)
San Mateo, CA. Louis XIV. Ebb Tide. Ziegfeld Girl. Follies. M: Sam Warner.
Marge Champion
(sis)
Ballroom,
Ballet
4/19/1907-9/30/1994
Bate Janette n/a Instructor to Child Stars n/a Various C.1930s?
Bates Barbara n/a Model, Actress, Ballerina Ballet, 8/6/1925-1968
Bates Clayton P. Fountain Inn, SC Vaudeville Aka Peg-Leg Bates. one legged Tap dancer (Handicapped) Tap, 10/11/1907-12/6/1998
Bathyllos n/a Rome Roman Dancer n/a Roman Dancer n/a
Batie n/a n/a n/a Aka: Batie and Foster, Real Name: Walter Batie Acrobatic Tap, C.1930s
Bauersfield Bill Plula 1939 Worlds Jitterbug Champions. Dorothy Sacco Jitterbug B.1918-
Bausch Mae Australia The Devils Passkey. 1946 Ziegfeld Girls n/a Spanish,
Actress
C.1915
Bausch Pina  Solingen, Germany Choreographer, The Planet of the Empress 1990 n/a Ballet, Ethnic, Bacchanal B.7/27/1940
Bayadères n/a India Indian Dancers n/a n/a Ancient
Baye, de Mademoiselle France? Moulin Rouge n/a Chorus, Ballet, C.1910s
Bayrooty Mary n/a Hailed as Queen of all Oriental and Dervish Bayrooty & her exotic dance troupe Oriental, Dervish C.1890s
Beasley 'Snookie'   Savoy Ballroom. Danced with The Whiteys Lindy Hoppers, 8 Big Apple Dancers. Real= Pettis Dotson. Lindy Hop 7/7/1918-8/1970
Beatty Tally USA Show Boat. Blackface Ballet, Negro! C.1940s
Beauchamps Pierre France Originated 5 basic Foot Positions Lully, Louis XIV, Ballet Dance master & Musician 1639-1705/
1631-1719?
Beavers Susie Atlanta, GA. Rabbit Foot Minstrels, Funny Foot, Florida Blossoms M: Paul Howard. Buck Dance, Time Step, Singer B.1888-
Becker Lee n/a n/a n/a Jazz, Ballet C.1950s?
Beckis ?Nina? n/a Salome n/a Salome C.1910
Beckwith Charles F.
(Mrs.)
NY? Created the "Trocadero Dance" Charles F. Beckwith Trocadero, Boston, Rumba, Tango C.1937
Béjart Maurice France Firebird. Kabuki. n/a Ballet, B.1927
Belcher Ernest CA? 1939 Little Princess Marge Champion & Lina Basquette's Father Ballet, Apache Dance, Instructor 6/8/1882-2/24/1973
Belcher Marge Los Angeles Aka: Marge Champion. Ernest Belcher (father) Champion, Hightower, Belcher Ballroom,
Swing
B.9/2/1923-
Belden Lillian n/a n/a n/a Dancer C.1912
Bennett Barbara Montreal Quebec Sisters Joan &
Constance Bennett
Maurice Mouvet.
M: Morton Downey Sr.
Ballroom 8/13/1906-8/8/1958
Bennett Joe USA? George Primrose Minstrels n/a Comedy Dancer, Tap, 1900s
Bennett Michael n/a Subways are for sleeping n/a Chorus work C.1961
Bennett
(Benjamin)
Sue Oakland, Ca. 1949 Teen Tune Times,
1950s Your Hit Parade
Sweets Ballroom(Contests) Jitterbug C.1943
Bent Marion n/a n/a Pat Rooney II n/a C.1920s
Bently Dorothy NY Jardin de Danse Carlos Sebastian Waltz, Tango, Maxixe, Flirtation C.1913
Bentley Muriel NYC Fancy Free. Tally Ho, Ruth St. Denis,
José Greco,
Modern, Ballet, Spanish, Contemporary dance, C.1930s
Bergeron Henry USA 1929 Hollywood Revue, Fanchon and Marco ?? Chorus dancer, studio Owner C.1930's
Bergh Happy n/a Hellzapoppin Play [1938] Aka: Bergh and Moore (Stormy Moore) n/a C.1938
Berk n/a USA 1950-Dancing in the Dark Aka: berk and Hallow Ballroom C.1950
Berkley Busby Los Angeles Director / Choreographer n/a Musicals 11/29/1895-3/14/1976
Berle Milton NY, NY Milton Berle Shwo, It's a Mad, Mad World, Bellboy Georgia Gibbs, Ricki Fields and more All dances of the time, Actor, Singer, Host, Comedian 7/12/1908 - 3/27/2002
Berry
(Brothers)
Ananias,
(Nyas/Nias)
NY Apollo. Lady Be Good, You are My Everything, Panama Haiti.
Cotton Club etc.,
Rivaled Nicholas Brothers. Tap, Acrobatics, Strut, Cane Work 1912-
10/6/1951
Berry
(Brothers)
Jimmy NY Apollo. Lady Be Good, You are My Everything, Panama Haiti.
Cotton Club etc.,
Rivaled Nicholas Brothers. Tap, Comedian, Vocalist, Acrobatics 1914-1969
Berry
(Brothers)
Warren Denver, CO. Apollo. Lady Be Good, You are My Everything, Panama Haiti.
Cotton Club etc.,
Rivaled Nicholas Brothers. Tap, Acrobatics, Gyrations 12/25/1922-8/10/1996
Berry Mimi n/a Panama Haiti. My Favorite Spy (no relation to bros.?) Chorus work B.1924
* Bes Egyptian Mythology, God of music and dance. Usually shown as a "Grotesque Dwarf."
Betz Lenora USA Harvest Moon Ball(Winner 1942) Killer Joe Piro Lindy Hop C.1942
Bethel 'Pepsi' Greensboro, NC Savoy Ballroom, Kwamina [1961], One Mo' Time [2002] Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, aka: Alfred Bethel Lindy Hop   1919-8/30/2002
Beulah "Gypsy" USA Leon & Eddies n/a The Girdle Dance C.1940s
Biggerstaff Walton n/a n/a Eleanor Brown Lambeth Walk C.1938
Bigotinni Emilia France Nina ou la folle par amor (Napoleon's Favorite dancer) Ballet
(retired in 1823)
1784-1858
Billings Essa Iola USA (Iowa?)  -Vaudeville, Medicine Shows M: Gay Billings. Daughters Eva Iola Billings-Merriam (Flying Merriams) and Ethel Serpentine dance C.1904
Bird Dorothy Vancouver Straw Hat Revue. Hooray for what. Kate Smith Hour Harriet Hocter,
Jose Limon
n/a Debut:1922
Birgitta n/a n/a n/a Aka: Birgitta & Dino Dancers C.1970s
Bishop Snookie Los Angeles?   Ray Damron Jitterbug C.1940s
Blair And Dean n/a n/a Aka: Blair & Dean Ballroom 1940s?
Blair Janet Altoona, PA. Broadway & Movies George Raft Tango B.4/23/1921
Blair Marilyn n/a n/a n/a Dancer C.1940s
Blair Skippy Pleasantville, NJ Hayride [1944], Atlantic City (Tap,) Book Red Rex. m: Robert W. Armstrong Tap, West Coast Swing, Ballroom, Instructor B.3/15/1924
Blanca Maria Mexico? (Maria Conessa
La Garita Blanca)
n/a Mexican Dancer C.1900s
Blankenborn Ruth Englewood, New Jersey Int'l Newsreel Adolph Newberger The U.S. Swing C.1928
Black Paul California n/a Aka: The Chocolateers: Eddie West, Paul Black and Albert Gibson Pecking, Jitterbug, Chinese Splits C.1930s
Black Dots, the n/a n/a Africana [1927] Aka: Johnson and Taylor Tap, Black Bottom C.1927
Blanks Osceola Iowa Plantation Days [1923] Harper and Blanks. Married Leonard Harper Tap B.9/5/1897
Blanquita Unknown Hungary? n/a n/a n/a C.1910s
Blasis Carlo Naples Marseilles. Milan Imperial Academy. Mdmsl. Gosselin.
Le Gallois. Bougnotti , Vaguemoulin
Ballet,
( Invented the Attitude Pose!)
1795-1878
Blo n/a n/a n/a Aka: Blo and Asher Eccentric comedy dance team C.1900's
Bloch Stella n/a Dancer and artist M: Edward Eliscu Ethnic, Jazz, Artist 1897-1999
Blue Angela n/a 1944 Pinup Girl, Contact Hermes Pan Apache, Jazz D.2/3/04
Blue Ben Montreal-Quebec Canada 1938 - $ Big Broadcast, 1950 - The Ben Blue Show Aka: Benjamin Bernstein Charleston 9/12/1901-3/7/1975
Blythe Betty Los Angeles, CA Chu Chin Chow, Sarong Girl Honky Tonk, Over the Top Aka: Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter Actress, Stage, ? 9/1/1893-4/7/1972
Bohée Brothers London? Her Majesty's Theater, Georgia Minstrels ?Hammond ? Clog , Soft Shoe 1880s?
Bojangles Bill Robinson Richmond, VA. Little Colonel.
Aka: Mayor of Harlem
Shirley Temple Tap, Stair Dance 1878-1949
Bolender Todd Canton,
Ohio
Ballets, Musicals Chester Hale,
Catherine Littlefield
Ballet C.1940s
Bolger Ray Dorchester, MA. On Your Toes, 1939 Wizard Of Oz (the Scarecrow) Tamara Geva, Powell, McDonald Tap, Jazz 1/10/1904-1/15/1987
Bollinger Marie Spain? n/a Gabriel Cansino Ballet, Jota, Spanish, Flamenco C.1940s
Bononomo Joe Brooklyn,
NY.
Silent Actor, Dance Instructor (Wrote dance manuals) Lindy, Shag, Ballroom 12/25/1901-3/28/1978
Bontemple Jimmy California Dancer, Instructor, Judge Ca. Swing Dance Hall of Fame Inductee West Coast Swing C.70/1980s
Booker Beulah n/a 'My lady's ankle'' Interesting leg art (tattooed) in photo Dancer C.1910s
Booth Robert USA n/a M: Dorothy Lee Adagio Dancer C.1930s?
Booth Lally n/a Greenwich Village n/a Rhumba C.1940s
Boots Tom California Lion D' Or ?? West Coast Swing C.1980's
Boots Vicki California Various Night Clubs

Aka: Boots & Vicki West Coast Swing C.1940s?
Borrull Trini n/a 1928 Dance Mag n/a Spanish C.1928
Bottolo Jose n/a 1936 Ramona n/a Dancer C1930s
Bougnotti Mademoiselle n/a n/a Carlo Blasis Ballet C.1800s
Bournonville Antonius
Augustus
Copenhagen Academy of Copenhagen n/a Ballet B.1805-
Boris Ruthanna Brooklyn,
NY
Frankie & Johnny. Les Sylphides.
Ballet Russe
Michael Fokine Spanish,
Flamenco
B.1918-
Bornstein "Miss" Ohio? 1893 Kirmess Opera House n/a Rag Doll Dance C.1893
Bow Clara Gordon Brooklyn,
NY.
Silent Films, It Cafe, Aka: It Girl Flapper, Charleston 7/29/1905-9/27/1965
Bowden Barbara n/a Ergotti Studios n/a Baby Ballet? C.1900s
Bowens Clarence n/a n/a n/a Legendary Tap Dancer n/a
Bowman Patricia Washington DC Roxy Theater, Radio City Music Hall. Musicals Massine, Haakon, Eglevsky, Dolin, Mordkin, Zoritch Contemporary Ballet C.1930s
Bowers Kenny Jersey City, NJ Best Foot Forward.
New Moon.
Mary Ganley Ballroom B.3/10/1923
Boyce Deighton Panama Part of the Crackerjacks n/a Acrobtaics, Gymnastics, Flyweight Boxing Champion B.1913
Boyd Betty Kansas City, MO. Borston's Nightclub (L.A.) n/a West Coast, Jitterbug 5/11/1908-9/16/1971
Boyd Maxene California Dancer Ca. Swing Dance Hall of Fame Inductee Daughter: Linda Cook, Brother Dennis Boyd West Coast, Jitterbug, Balboa C.1960s
Boylans The (Rose & Arthur) n/a The Silver Tip Rag (Sheet Music Cover) Isham Jones and His Orchestra [1933-Vitaphone]  Blue Fountain Room- Hotel LaSalle Tango, Hesitation, Maxixe C.1914
Boyle Johnny n/a Taught James Cagney the Yankee Doodle routine Dance Instructor, Performer n/a C.1920s
Bowen David H. Ogdensburg, (IL?) Oldest Dance Masters of America member n/a n/a C.1910
Brascia John ?? 5/26/1957 Ed Sullivan Show, 1953 Hazel Flagg, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis Tybee Arfa and John Brascia. Vera Ellen, Cyd Charisse Jazz, Ballet, Adagio 1950's
Bradford Perry USA Originally a song and dance man for years, Later became a successful Composer Bradford and Jeannette, Stringbeans and Sweetie May All the dances of the 1900's-20's 1893-1970
Bradford Theodore 'Ted' USA Realname: Elmo Newton Wells. Top dancers of the time. Faye Adler Ballroom, Adagio, Ballet 1930s
Bradley Buddy Harrisburg, PA. Billy Pierce Studio, Florence Mills Revue, Evergreen-London, Connie’s Inn Ada May, Marie Saxon Ballin' The Jack, Breakdown, Black Bottom, Baltimore Buzz 7/24/1905-7/17/1972
Bradley Doryce n/a Swing City n/a n/a C.1930s
Bradley Eileen NY? Headliners at Peppermint Lounge in NY. Partner & m: Frankie O'Rourke Twist etc. C.1960s
Bradley Josephine Dublin (London) (ISTD), Introduced the Jive to UK. aka: "The First Lady of the Ballroom" Had a Orchestra as well. G.K. Anderson (1924), Frank Ford. M: Douglas Wellesley-Smith. Ballroom, Jive (danced in the movie Let’s Make a Night of It (1937) 3/24/1893 – 1985
Bradna Beate England? 1936 British Pathe Newsreel     Dancer C.1936
Brady Gil Los Angeles? Movies. TV. Clubs.
Swing Contests
Nicki Faustino, West Coast Swing C.1940-50s
Branca Barbara n/a 1956 Harvest Moon Ball John Mansell Foxtrot, C.1950s
Branda Beate ?England? 10/12/1931 Pathe Newsreel (name also spelt as Bradlia on pathe) Acrobatic dance C.1931
Brandt Bobby n/a RKO Vaudeville Palace Theater (NY) n/a Tap-robatics C.7/7/1949
Brant Peggy n/a Patrick The Great. Jivin' Jacks Swing Dance, C.1945
Bray ??? n/a n/a Woods Apache, C.1940s
Brecker Louis J. n/a Dance Promoter International Contests Ballroom, C.1930s
Bremer Lucille Amsterdam, NY. Ziegfeld Follies.
Barkleys of Broadway.
Fred Astaire Rhumba, 2/21/1917-4/16/1996
Brennan Dan n/a Topsy and Eva [1925] Elaine Palmer Dancers C.1925
Brian Donald n/a 1914 - Girl From Utah Carol McCommas (the Marriage Market) Ballin The Jack, Futeristic Twirl creator, also singer C.1914's
Bridges Jack n/a U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships (Founder/owner.) M: Mary Ann Rogers West Coast, Jitterbug, Lindy 3/24/????-10/2003
Brier Audrene n/a 1934 Stand Up & Cheer. "Gold Digger" Chorus 1930s
Briggs Bunny NY, NY Tap [1989], No Maps On My Taps [1979], Kelly's Stables, Ubangi Club, Occasionally with Baby Lawrence, Charles Luckey Roberts, Lucky Millander Band, Tap, Buck and Wing, Paddle & Roll, Singer B.2/26/1923
Brianza Carlotta Milan Created role of Aurora n/a Ballet 1867-1930
Brittny (Dancers) France? C.1900s? n/a n/a Folk, Gavotte
Brodel Betty USA 1944 Cover Girl. 1944 Swing Host.
1944 Hlywd. Canteen.
(Sister to Joan Leslie) Jitterbug, Ballroom C.1940-50's
Brooks Louise Cherryvale, KA. n/a Studied with Ruth St. Denis Ballet, Modern 11/4/1906-8/8/1985
Brooks Walter     Shuffle Along     Dance Director C.1920s
Brown ??? Kentucky n/a ?-Collins, No Clasp Dance B.4/1912-
Brown Alice n/a Derbyshow Marathon Buddy Doucette Tango C.1938
Brown Clyde 'Brownie' ?? Danced with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. Lucky Millinder Revue (1936)   Lindy Hop, Cahrleston C.1930's
Brown James Richard "Buster" Baltimore, Maryland Aka: Three Aces, Speed Kings, Brown & Beige, Harlem All-Stars, Choclateers, The Copasetic's. Daughter Lolita Price. Sam Campbel, John Orange, Snakehips Tucker, Pops Whitman, Ernest 'Pippy' Cathy Tap, Charleston, Soft Shoe, Flash, Rhythm Tap. 5/17/1913-.5/7/2002
Brown Eleanor n/a 1950-Annie Get Your Gun Walton Biggerstaff Lambeth Walk C.1938
Brown Ernest 'Brownie' Chicago, Il. Chicago's College Inn [1930], Cotton Club [1934], Kiss Me Kate-Brdwy [1948], Loews State, Roxy, Aka: Cook and Brown, Tiny Brown (4'10",) Brownie, Charles Brown. member of the Copasetic's Comedy, Tap, Eccentric, Acrobatic, Tumbling 1916-8/21/2009
Brown Fred San Francisco n/a Jimmy Byler Dancer Duo C.1920s?
Brown (Hayes) Helen n/a Ziegfeld Girl. Albertina Rasch Chorus, Ballet C.1927
Brown Johnny
"Mack"
Dothan, Al. Fair Coed.
Our Dancing Daughters
Gwen Lee Bowery- Tap, Ballroom 9/1/1904-11/14/1974
Brown Joseph B. Studio in Boston Tremont Hall (Dance Studio) (Dance Teacher) Fancy Dances C. 1861
Brown Lonzo n/a n/a n/a Sand Dancer C.1800's
Brown Louis NY Cotton Club Cotton Club Boys Eccentric, Tap C.1933
Brown (Dorothy)
Louise
n/a n/a n/a Dancer & Instructor 1906-1996
Brown Martin n/a 1913 The Merry Countess. Ziegfeld Follies of 1913, Kiss Waltz, Motor Girl M: Roszika Dolly Ballroom, Comedy C.1913
Brown Ralph Indianapolis Harlem After Midnight [1934], Jivin' Bebop [1946]. Ee Baba Leba [1947] The Original Hoofers Tap 1914-11/19/1990
Brown Rastus
("King")
Louisville, KY. 1895 Black Patti's Troubadors, 1910 Madison Square Gardens. (Born in either Louisville Kentucky or Boston Mass.) Tap, Buck, Cakewalk, Jig, Sand Dance, Cane, Stair Dance D.1940's
Brown Reuben n/a Plantation Club, Georgia Minstrels? Russell Brown, Joe Peterson, aka: The Three Borwns Tap  C.1920's
Brown Russell ? Plantation Club, Runnin Wild [1923] Reuben Brown, Joe Peterson, 'Champ', aka: Russell 'Charleston" Brown, The Three Borwns Charleston, Camel Walk, Challenge dancing, Acrobatic - knee drop C.1923
Brown Vida Oak Park, IL Rodeo, Coquette. Nightclubs n/a Ballet, Tap, Spanish B.1922
Brown Walter &
Jean
USA 1921 Porcelain Lamp (Brother and Sister) Ballroom C.1930's
Browne Gloria n/a You Can't Take it With You. Marihuana n/a Dancer C.1938
Brownell George Boston Dance Master Benjamin Franklin Court C.1712to
1740s
Browning Ed B. NY? Did Exhibition with President Cooley's Daughter at Commodore Ethelinda Cooley Charleston C.1926
Browning "Peaches" n/a 1917 - Ziegfeld M: Edward "Daddy" Browning n/a n/a
Bruce Betty NY, NY 1937 Featured nightclub dancer. 1962 Gypsy Cansino, M. Fokine,
Carlos
Ballet-Tap,
Ballet
, Spanish, Tap
5/2/1920-7/18/1974
Bruce Mary Chicago, IL. Teacher-Starbuds (Noble Sissle) Taught underprivileged kids 8/25/1900 - 12/12/ 1995
Bryant Dan USA n/a Minstrel dancer, Famous for his Essence dance Virginia Essence, Buck and Wing 1833-1875
Bryant Jerry n/a Christy's Minstrels n/a Jig 1829-
4/8/1861
Bryant Marie New Orleans Duke Is Tops. Jammin' The Blues [1944]. Bli-Blip [1942], Gang War, Mr. Bee-Bee, Carolina Blues [1944] Willie Covan, Paul White, Archie Savage, Harold Nicholas Swing, Jive, Tap, Jitterbug 1919-
5/23/1978
Bryant Willie n/a n/a Whitman Sisters, Princess Wee-Wee Tap, a Trio for awhile, also a band leader C.1926
Bryson
Betty
Los Angeles 1942 Fiesta.
1944 Hlywd. Canteen.
Aka: Elizabeth John Jitterbug, Ballroom C.1940s
" Bubbles"
(Sublett)
John W. Kentucky Cabin In The Sky.
Porgy & Bess
Ford Lee "Buck" Washington, Anna Marie Alberghette
Eccentric, "Rhythm Tap," Sang 1919-
5/18/1986
" Buck"
(Washington)
Ford, Lee Louisville, KT Cabin In The Sky. Porgy & Bess "Bubbles" Sublett Eccentric, Tap, Played Piano 10/16/1903-
2/?/1955
Buckley G. Swaine n/a Sally Come Up n/a Minstrel C.1800s
Buddies (Dancing Bon
Ton)
Harlem, NY Sugar Cane Club n/a n/a n/a
Bunch "Tiny" Harlem, NY Day At The Races Danced with Dorothy 'Dot' (Moses) Johnson Lindy Hop, (Comedy Swing Dancer) C.1940s
Buoy Dailey n/a (Brothers) Aka: Ford Buoy and Dailey Tap, Class Act C.1930s
Buoy Ford n/a (Brothers) Aka: Ford Buoy and Dailey Tap, Class Act C.1930s
Burgess Bobby n/a 1959 *Grand Prix des Nations champion, TV Dancer, Lawrence Welk Show, Mickey Mouse Club. Learned from Willie Covan. 8/1960 - Ballroom Dance Mag.$ Video *Doreen Freeman, Elaine Balden, Cissy King. m: Kriste Floren Ballroom, Tap, Jitterbug, West Coast Swing B.5/19/1941
Burke John J. n/a 1923 Radio Mania, Bowery Theater William J. Miles Song & Dance C.1883
Burks n/a n/a Buena Vista Tango Cover Aka: Lorraine and Burks Tango C.1913
Burns George N. NY, NY "La Paradise" - dancing stars w/ Hope Bob Hope. Jose Hermosa. Gracie Allen. Comedy, Ballroom 1/20/1896-3/9/1996
Burrull Trini n/a Trini the magnificent n/a Flamenco C.1928
Burse Charlie Memphis, TN? Handy Park, Beale St. n/a Acrobatic, Musician C.1950's
Burt Billy n/a Soundie: A Jazz Etude n/a Dancer, Jazz 1940s
Burton Buzzin' n/a Danced in Carnivals, Gillies, and Medicine and Minstrel shows n/a Eccentric, The Buzz, Truckin', Pantomime C.1920
Butler Albert n/a Teacher to the "400." Harvest Moon Judge Josephine Butler Rhumba, Tango C.1930s
Butler John Memphis, TN. Oklahoma. On The Town.
Hollywood Pinafore.
Eugene Loring, Martha Graham, Hanya Holm Ballet B.1921
Butterbeans n/a n/a Recording of: When My Mammy Shimmies Stringbeans, aka: Butterbeans and Susie. Real Name: Mr. & Mrs Jodie Edwards Black Bottom, Charleston, Tap C.1920s
Butts David   Mama Lu Parks Dancer, Albany Empire Deptford Mama Lu Parks Dickie Harris Charleston, Lindy Hop, Truckin', C.1980s
Byler Jimmy San Francisco n/a Fred Brown Dance Duo C.1920s?
Byrd Betty USA n/a Danny Hoctor Ballroom C.1930s
Byrd Bill n/a n/a Aka: Billy and Eleanor Byrd (Isabelle Fambro) Tap C.1940s
Byrne Allie n/a Entertainers in Britsih Films: a century in British Cinema n/a Tap n/a
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