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Bunny Briggs

Born into a middle-class family, Bunny Briggs came into vaudeville as a child dancer just as vaudeville was waning.  Show business in the 1930s for variety performers was a combination of vaudeville or presentation house dates, big band dances, nightclubs, and private parties.

Bunny Briggs developed his “soft sound” of tap dancing while working with Lucky Roberts’ society band at swank house parties.  He capped his career in 1988 as a star of the Broadway revue, Black and Blue.