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Tap Dancer Biographies

A collection of biographical books about tap dancers and tap dancing ensembles.

Ann Miller

TITLE: Ann Miller: Tops in Taps - An Authorized Pictorial History
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Jim Connor
PUBLICATION DATE: 1982 August 5 (Second Edition)
PUBLISHER: Littlehampton Book Services
NUMBER OF PAGES: 224
DIMENSIONS: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
ISBN-10: 0531099504
ISBN-13: 978-0531099506
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TITLE: Miller's High Life
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Ann Miller and Norma Lee Browning
PUBLICATION DATE: 1972
PUBLISHER: Doubleday
NUMBER OF PAGES: 283
DIMENSIONS: 5.7 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
ISBN-10: 0385034407
ISBN-13: 978-0385034401
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Bill Robinson

TITLE: Bill Bojangles Robinson
SERIES: Artists of the Harlem Renaissance
AUTHORS: Meghan Cunningham and Meghan Engsberg Cunningham
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016 August 15
PUBLISHER: Cavendish Square Publishing
NUMBER OF PAGES: 128
ISBN-10: 1502610736
ISBN-13:978-1502610737
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TITLE: Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers
AUTHOR: Constance Valis Hill
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002 April 23
PUBLISHER: Cooper Square Press
NUMBER OF PAGES: 352
DIMENSIONS: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 0815412150
ISBN-13: 978-0815412151
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TITLE: Mr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson
AUTHORS: Jim Haskins and N.R. Mitgang
INTRODUCTION BY: Rosetta LeNoire
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 December 30, 2013
PUBLISHER: Linus Multimedia
NUMBER OF PAGES: 336
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 0615909248
ISBN-13: 978-0615909240
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TITLE: Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That!
CATEGORY: Children's Books (age 4-8 / Preschool through grade 3)
SERIES: Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books
AUTHOR: Leo Dillon
ILLUSTRATOR: Diane Dillon
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002 September 1
PUBLISHER: Blue Sky Press
NUMBER OF PAGES: 32
DIMENSIONS: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11.6 inches
ISBN-10: 0590478834
ISBN-13: 978-0590478830
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Brenda Bufalino

TITLE: Tapping The Source: Tap Dance Stories, Theory And Practice
AUTHOR: Brenda Bufalino
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004 December 30
PUBLISHER: Codhill Press
NUMBER OF PAGES: 238
DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
ISBN-10: 1930337159
ISBN-13: 978-1930337152
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Debbie Reynolds

TITLE: Debbie: My Life
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHORS: Debbie Reynolds and David Patrick Columbia
PUBLICATION DATE: 1988 October 1988
PUBLISHER: William Morrow and Company
NUMBER OF PAGES: 446
DIMENSIONS: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
ISBN-10: 068806633X
ISBN-13: 978-0688066338
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TITLE: Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHORS: Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015 November 10,
PUBLISHER: William Morrow
NUMBER OF PAGES: 288
DIMENSIONS: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
ISBN-10: 0062416634
ISBN-13: 978-0062416636
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TITLE: Unsinkable: A Memoir of Debbie Reynolds
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHORS: Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 November 5 (Reprint Edition)
PUBLISHER: William Morrow Paperbacks
NUMBER OF PAGES: 320
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 0062213660
ISBN-13: 978-0062213662
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Fred Astaire

TITLE: The Astaires: Fred and Adele
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Kathleen Riley
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014 June 1 (Reprint Edition)
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press
NUMBER OF PAGES: 272
DIMENSIONS: 9.1 x 0.7 x 6.1 inches
ISBN-10: 019935894X
ISBN-13: 978-0199358946
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TITLE: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: The Story of Hollywood's Most Famous Dancers
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Charles River Editors
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 September 4
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 60
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1492334057
ISBN-13: 978-1492334057
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TITLE: The Life of Fred Astaire
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Charles River Editors
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 September 17
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 38
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1492704229
ISBN-13: 978-1492704225
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Gene Kelly

TITLE: The Life of Gene Kelly
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Charles River Editors
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014 January 6
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 34
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1494888858
ISBN-13: 978-1494888855
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Ginger Rogers

TITLE: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: The Story of Hollywood's Most Famous Dancers
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Charles River Editors
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 September 4
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 60
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1492334057
ISBN-13: 978-1492334057
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TITLE: The Life of Ginger Rogers
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Charles River Editors
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 September 13
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 36
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1492704091
ISBN-13: 978-1492704096
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Jack Imel

TITLE: Jack Imel: My Years with Lawrence Welk as a Tap-Dancing Marimba Player
AUTHOR: Jack Imel
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 November 21
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 172
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1492258709
ISBN-13: 978-1492258704
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Jackie Toaduff

TITLE: Coaldust to Stardust
AUTHOR: Jackie Toaduff
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009 November 26
PUBLISHER: Peakpublish
NUMBER OF PAGES: 60
DIMENSIONS: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
ISBN-10: 1907219145
ISBN-13: 978-1907219146
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Reggio McLaughlin

TITLE: Reggio McLaughlin Tap Dance of Life
AUTHOR: Reginald McLaughlin
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015 September 10, 2015
PUBLISHER: BookBaby
NUMBER OF PAGES: 160
DIMENSIONS: 8.7 x 0.6 x 11.1 inches
ISBN-10: 1631929232
ISBN-13: 978-1631929236
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Salt and Pepper

TITLE: Tappin' at the Apollo: The African American Female Tap Dance Duo Salt and Pepper
AUTHOR: Cheryl M. Willis
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016 February 23
PUBLISHER: McFarland
NUMBER OF PAGES: 256
DIMENSIONS: 7 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
ISBN-10: 1476662703
ISBN-13: 978-1476662701
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Sammy Davis, Jr.

TITLE: Why Me? (Sequel to YES I CAN)
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHORS: Sammy Davis Jr., Jane Boyer, and Burt Boyar
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013 March 4, 2013
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 422
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1481249355
ISBN-13: 978-1481249355
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TITLE: Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr.
CATEGORY: Biographies and Autobiographies
AUTHOR: Sammy Davis Jr., Jane Boyer, and Burt Boyar
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012 August 3
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NUMBER OF PAGES: 672
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1477611924
ISBN-13: 978-1477611920
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Savion Glover

TITLE: Savion Glover, African-American Hero
CATEGORY: Children's Book (ages 7 to 9, grades 2 to 4)
SERIES: African American Heros
AUTHOR: Stephen Feinstein
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008 June 1
PUBLISHER: Enslow Elementary
NUMBER OF PAGES: 24
DIMENSIONS: 7.7 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
ISBN-10: 0766028976
ISBN-13: 978-0766028975
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TITLE: Savion Glover: Entertainer
SERIES: Black Americans of Achievement
AUTHOR: Judy L. Hasday
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006 August 31
PUBLISHER: Chelsea House Publications
NUMBER OF PAGES: 103
DIMENSIONS: 9.3 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
ISBN-10: 0791092232
ISBN-13: 978-0791092231
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TITLE: Savion: My Life in Tap
CATEGORY: Children's Book
AUTHOR: Savion Glover
ILLUSTRATOR: Bruce Weber
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000 January 26 (Second Edition)
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
NUMBER OF PAGES: 80
DIMENSIONS: 7.2 x 0.4 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 0688156290
ISBN-13: 978-0688156299
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Shirley Temple

TITLE: The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America
AUTHOR: John F. Kasson
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015 April 13
PUBLISHER: W. W. Norton and Company
NUMBER OF PAGES: 320
DIMENSIONS: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
ISBN-10: 0393350614
ISBN-13: 978-0393350616
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Vicki Riordan

TITLE: Encore Performance: How One Woman's Passion Helped a Town Tap Into Happiness
AUTHORS: Vicki G. Riordan and Brian S. Riordan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012 August 1
PUBLISHER: Center Point
NUMBER OF PAGES: 368
DIMENSIONS: 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.7 inches
ISBN-10: 1611734495
ISBN-13: 978-1611734492
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