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Tap Dancers in Old Time Radio

All dancers use their feet as a means of expression, but for tap dancers, the feet are musical instruments.

"A tap dancer is really a frustrated drummer."
-- Eleanor Powell

Ann Miller
Ann Miller Collection
Tap dancer, actress, and funny gal appeared on Mail Call, G.I. Journal, Forecast, and Command Performance.

Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
His film and stage career lasted an outstanding 76 years and he made 31 music films, often with the lovely Ginger Rogers.

Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
Athletic and graceful, Gene Kelly danced his way into the hearts of Americans everywhere with his handsome looks and toe-tapping moves.

Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers Collection
Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years.

This rare 1934 old time radio show about two dancers competing in the world of vaudeville.

Eleanor Powell
Eleanor Powell

At a time when female dancers on screen were there to make their male partners look good, Eleanor Powell was the most talented tap-dancer in Hollywood, perhaps the world.

Tap Dancing
Tap Dancing in Old Time Radio
Unlike other forms of dance, tap works surprisingly well on the radio,
thanks to the audio clues provided by the dancer's feet.

See also: Vera-Ellen

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