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Remembering Tap Dancer Bill Bailey (1912-1978)

A tribute and fan site for professional tap dancer Bill Bailey.
Bill Bailey Portrait Photograph

It has been reported that Bill Bailey was the first person in history to be recorded performing a moon walk dance step. He referred to it as the "ackslide. That movement was recorded by being featured in the film "Cabin in the Sky", a 1943 movie starring Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson.

STAGE NAME: Bill Bailey
FULL NAME: William Northon Bailey
PLACE OF BIRTH: Newport News, Pennsylvania, United States
DATE OF BIRTH: December 8, 1912
DATE OF DEATH: December 12, 1978 (age 68)
PLACE OF DEATH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
FATHER: Joseph James Bailey
MOTHER: Ella Mae Bailey
YOUNGER SISTER: Pearl Bailey
WIFE: Eddie Lee Bailey (and Pernell? and Monica?)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 9
BURIED: Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester PA

Bill Bailey in the Movies
1936: "Going Native"
1943: "Cabin in the Sky"
1955: "Rhythm and Blues Revue"

Videos of Bill Bailey Tap Dancing

Bill Bailey: Pioneer of the Moonwalk

Foot Notes on Tap "Bill Bailey" Article

My Houston Majic "Bill Bailey" Article

Wikipedia "Bill Bailey Dancer" Article



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