Baily, Bill - 1955 Signed & Insc. Album Page - Appeared In "Cabin In The Sky" (1943)
1955 4 1/2 x 6 album page signed to "Bonnie". Signed in black ink. Slight toning to page.
Bill Bailey was an African-American tap dancer. He was the brother of Pearl Bailey.
in the film "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), Bill was the first person to be recorded doing the Moonwalk, although he referred to it as the "Backslide", The film starred, Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Lena Horne.
Bill was trained briefly by Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. He died on December 12, 1978, four days after his 66th birthday.