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Jeni Legon Tap Dancing Videos

Free, online video clips of Jeni Legon tap dancing.

1935

"Living in a Great Big Way" Tap Dance
Jeni LeGon singing and dancing with Bill Robinson, accompanied by Fats Waller, in her first film, 1935's "Hooray for Love". The song is "Living in a Great Big Way", which is the title of a 1999 Canadian documentary film about her life. In this film Jeni is dancing in pants, her preferred dance wear.

1937

"Swing is Here to Stay" Tap Dance
Jeni Legon dancing in a grass skirt, a bra-style top, and tap shoes in the 1937 film "Ali Baba Goes to Town".

1938

"The Boy From Harlem" Tap Dance
Jeni Legon singing (but only a little dancing) in a white tuxedo and a top hat in the 1938 film "Fools for Sandal".

1939

"Getting it Right With You" Tap Dance
Jeni Legon singing "Getting It Right with Your" and dancing in a short dress in the "Double Deal", a film with an all African American cast that was released in 1939. Jeni played a character named Nita.

1947

Cab Calloway's Film "Hi De Ho"

2004

3rd Edition LA Tap Festival Appearance
Jeni Legon's appearance at the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Tap Festival at the Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall on August 14, 2004.

2007

Jeni LeGon Singing "Living in a Great Big Way"
August 2007 appearance at the "Masters of Lindy Hop and Tap" event at the Century Ballroom.

2008

"Jeni Legon Dancing On Stage
Video of Jeni Leghon singing and tap dancing at age 92 at the August 2008 "Masters of Lindy Hop and Tap" event in Seattle, Washington State.

"Jeni Legon Dancing at Camp Jitterbug
Video filmed by Amir Rosenblatt of an after hours informal dance at Camp Jitterbug.

Interviews and Tributes

Gloria Creighton Interviews Jeni LeGon

Tapestry Dance Jeni LeGon Tribute

2013 Vancouver Jeni Legon Tribute
Tap dancer Troy McLaughlin dances to "Living in a Great Big Way" as a tribute to Jenny Legon, accompanied by ass player John Howard and trumpeter Langston Raymond.

Brief Appearances in Films

Uncredited Singing Maid in "Somebody Loves Me" (with Betty Hutton)



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