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Remembering Tap Dancer Eddie Rector (1890's-1962)

A tribute, fan site, and profile of early vaudevillian and tap dancer Eddie Rector.

NAME: Eddie Rector
DATE OF BIRTH: December 25, 1890's (some sources say 1897)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Orange, New Jersey, United States
DATE OF DEATH: 1962
PLACE OF DEATH: New York City, New York, United States
WIFE: Grace Rector

Eddie Rector had a style of tap dancing that was unique at the time, that incorported arm movements and moved around tyhe floor, similar what is known today as Broadway style tap dancing. Some of his specialties were soft shoe, sand dancing, and dancing the Waltz Clog tap step to the song "Bambalina". He as sometimes known as "The Boy in Grey" because one of his costumes was a pearl grey colored top hat, tuxedo with tails, and cape.

Appearances in Live Stage Productions
1930: "Hot Rhythm" | August-October |
1931: "Rhapsody in Black" | May-July |
1932: "Yeah Man" | May 26-27 |
1929: "Messin Around | April-May | (directed by Eddie Rector)

Performing Arts Database "Eddie Rector Biography" Article

Wikipedia "Eddie Rector" Article

Eddie Rector Cotton Club 1931 Slideshow

Stars of Vaudeville "Eddie Rector" Article



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