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Tributes, profiles, and fan sites for some of the most famous tap dancers of the past.

A
Alfred Desio (1932-2007) | Born: New York | Died: Los Angeles |
Ann Miller (1923-2004) | Born in Houston, TX USA |
Arlene Kennedy | Born: Massachusetts | Died: 2009 in California |

B
Bill Bailey (1912-1978) | Born in Newport News VA USA |
Bill Robinson (1878-1949) | Born in Richmond VA USA |
Bob Hope (1903-2003) England and California |
Buddy Ebsen (1908-2003) Born in Illinois | USA |
Bunny Briggs (1922-2014) | Born i New York | USA |
Buster Brown (see James "Buster" Brown)

C
Camden Richman (1948-2016) | Obituary |
Carnell Lyons (1917-1992) | Born in Missouri USA |
Charles "Honi" Coles (1911-1992) | Born in PA | USA |
Charles "Cookie" Cook (1914-1991) Born in Illinois | USA |
Cholly Atkins (1913-2003) | Born in Alabama | USA |
Chuck Green (1919-1997)
Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (1907-1998)

D
Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016) | Texas and California |
Donald O'Connor (1925-2003)

E
Eddie Brown (1915-1992) | Nebraska | USA |
Eddie Rector (1890-1962) | New Jersey | USA |
Eleanor Powell (1912-1982) | Massachusetts | USA |
Ernest Brown (1916-2009) | Died in Chicago IL USA |

F
Flavio Sallas Rio de Janeiro | Brazil |
Fayard Nicholas (1914-2006) | Born in Alabama | USA |
Fred Astaire (1899-1987) | Born in Nebraska | USA |

G
Gene Kelly (1912-1996) | Born in Pennsylvania | USA |
Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) Born in Missouri | USA |
Gregg Burge (1957-1998) | Born in NY | USA | Article
Gregory Hines (1946-2003) | Born in New York City | USA |

H
Harold Nicholas (1921-2000) | Born in North Carolina | USA |
Harriet Browne (1932-1997) | Born in Illinois | USA |
Henry LeTang (1915-2007) | Born in New York | USA |
Howard "Sandman" Sims (1918-2003) | Born in Arkansas | USA |

J
James "Buster" Brown (1913-2002) | Born in Maryland | USA |
Jeni LeGon (1916-2012) | Born in Chicago | Illinois | USA |
Jimmy Slyde (1927-2008) Born in Atlanta | Georgia | USA |
John Bubbles (1906-1986) | Born in Kentucky | USA |

L
Laurence "Baby Laurence" Jackson (1921-1974)
Leon Collins (1922-1985)
Leonard "Buster" Cooper (1923-2014)
Leonard Reed (1907-2004)
Ludovico Hombravella (1980-2015)

M
Mable Lee (Born: 1921) | Born in Atlanta GA | USA |
Maceo Anderson (1910-2001) Born in North Carolina | USA |

N
Ned Wayburn (1874-1942) choreographer, coined "tap dance", trained Astaire to tap

P
Paul Draper (1909-1996) Born in Italy, lived in New York |
Paul Kennedy | Born: Massachusetts | Died: 2002 in California |
Prince Spencer (1917-2015)

R
Ray Bolger (1904-1987)
Robert Reed (Died: July 18, 2015)
Ruby Keeler (1909-1993) Born in Nova Scotia, Canada |

S
Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990) |Born in New York | USA |
Sheldon Perry (Sidney, United Kingdom | Tap Dogs | Article
Shirley Temple (1928-2014) Born in California | USA |
Steve Condos (1918-1990) | Born in Pennsylvania | USA |

U
Ulysses "Slow Kid" Thompson (1888-1990)

V
Vera Ellen (1921-1981) | Ohio and California | USA |

W
William Henry Lane (1825-1852) | USA |



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