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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

1878 - 1949

 

— Richmond —

 
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By Kevin W., July 20, 2010
1. Virginia Legends Walk Marker
Inscription.  "Bojangles" was the first African-American superstar entertainer, starting in Vaudeville as a dancer and becoming a movie actor. By 1908, he was earning $3,500 a week. His famous "stair dance" was invented spontaneously while we was receiving an honor from the King of England, who was atop steps.
 
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.491′ N, 75° 58.449′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Pacific Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom Wolfe (here, next to this marker); George C. Marshall (here, next to this marker); Edgar Allen Poe (here, next to this marker); Captain John Smith
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(here, next to this marker); William Clark (here, next to this marker); James Monroe (here, next to this marker); Katie Couric (here, next to this marker); John Tyler (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 31, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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