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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Prince Spencer.

Author: Prince Spencer; Jacques Lesure; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Dancer Prince C. Spencer was born on October 3, 1917 in Jenkinsville, South Carolina. In 1941, he joined the dance troupe, The Four Step Brothers, a group of African American tap dancers that originated in the mid-1920s, performing in several Hollywood films and with notable mainstream artists. By 1946, the Step Brothers had performed with Frank Sinatra, and in 1953, the dance troupe appeared with Bob Hope in a film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Prince Spencer; Prince Spencer
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Prince Spencer; Jacques Lesure; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519548
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Jacques Lesure, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 November 3.
Description: 1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 48 min., 26 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Prince Spencer
Prince Spencer

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Dancer Prince C. Spencer was born on October 3, 1917 in Jenkinsville, South Carolina. In 1941, he joined the dance troupe, The Four Step Brothers, a group of African American tap dancers that originated in the mid-1920s, performing in several Hollywood films and with notable mainstream artists. By 1946, the Step Brothers had performed with Frank Sinatra, and in 1953, the dance troupe appeared with Bob Hope in a film entitled Here Come the Girls. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the group became frequent guest performers on the Ed Sullivan Show and toured Europe. The Four Step Brothers were awarded a Life Achievement Award from the Dance Masters of America in 1960. Spencer continued working in entertainment in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988, The Four Step Brothers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The following year, he appeared in the film Harlem Nights. Spencer passed away on October 29, 2015, at age 98.

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