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About Tap Dancer Mable Lee

A profile and fan site for singer, and tap dancer, and dance instructor Mable Lee. Mable Lee appeared on the cover of Ebony Magazine in March of 1947. \
Mable Lee on the Cover of Ebony Magazine in March of 1947

NAME: Mable Lee
DATE OF BIRTH: August 2, 1921
PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia, United Strates
MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY: 1940
MOTHER: Rosella Moore
FATHER: Alton Lee

2014 Update on Mable Lee
Mable broke her hip and shoulder in 2014 in South Korea where she had traveled to teach. Korean dancers and Mable Lee fans around the world contributed to cover the cost of her surgery, which had to take place in Korea to make her well enough to travel back to the United States. As of October 2014 she had completed all of her surgeries, spent some time in a rehabilitation facility, and returned to her home. .

Mable Lee was a singer and jazz tap dancer who began performing at age 4. She started performing with big bands at local clubs at age 9, and by age 12 she appeared regularly at the famous Top Hat African American nightclub on Auburn Avenue in the city of Atlanta.

Lee moved to New York City in 1940 to pursue a career singing and dancing. She performed at several New York nightclubs including dancing in the chorus at the West End Theater on 125th Street. She appeared at the Palladium in London for several months.

1921: Born in Atlanta, Georgia
1040: Moved from Atlanta to New York City with her mother
WWII: Entertained troups with all-black USO unit
1947 March: Appeared o the cover of Ebony Magazine
1952: Danced in the revival of "Shuffle Along"
1960: Gave birth to Son Michael (born April 13, 1960)
2004: Received the Flo-Bert Lifetime Achievement Award
2008: Inducted into the Tap Dance Hall of Fame

Mable Lee on Social Media
- Facebook "Mable Lee" Page

Profiles of Mable Lee
- Antie Bellum "Mlable Lee: Queen of the Soundies" Article
- Performing Arts Database "Mable Lee" Bip
- Wikipedia "Mable Lee" Article
- Tapology 2011 "Mable Lee" Staff Profile

Videos of Mable Lee Dancing and Singing
- Mable Lee and Tony Waag at Tap City (2007)
- The Cat Can't Dance
- Baby Don't Go Way From Me
- Half Past Jump Time
- Sizzle With Sassie (1946)



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