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Tap Dancers With One Leg

Information about amputee tap dancers. Includes two tap dancers with only one leg and one tap dancer with only one leg and one arm.

Clayton "Peg leg" Bates
Tap dancer born in 1907 who was famous for tap dancing on a peg leg. Bates lost his leg in a cotton gin accident when he was 12 years old.

Henry "Crip" Heard
Tap dancer born in 1923 who was famous for tap with only one leg and one arm. He lost his right arm and his right leg a when a train his the car he was riding in. He did not dance with a peg leg because he lost his entire leg. he typically began his act dancing with the suppport of a cruch, which he discarded after the first part of his act.

Evan Ruggiero
Tap dancer who lost his leg to bone cancer in 2010.



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