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Also Known As: Hinton G Battle Died:
Born: November 29, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, dance teacher

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 King of Salsa (2006)
2.
 Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001) Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
3.
 These Old Broads (2001) Pete
4.
 Foreign Student (1994) Sonny Boy Williamson
5.
 Switch, The (1992) Hildred Shumake
6.
 Wedding Band (1989) Hawk (Heliotrope Wedding)
7.
 Daddy's Boys (1988) Piano Player
10.
 67th Annual Academy Awards, The (1995) Performer
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1973:
Stage debut in "Shim Sham" at the Allentown Pennsylvania Stage Company
1975:
Breakthrough stage role, the Scarecrow in "The Wiz", the award-winning, all-black modern adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz"; reprised the role in 1977
1978:
Appeared in "Dancin'", directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse; toured with show before returning to Broadway in 1980
1981:
Co-starred in the revue "Sophisticated Ladies"; received first Tony Award; toured on and off with the show over a four-year period (1982-1986)
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Appeared as James Thunder Early in the Michael Bennett-directed musical "Dreamgirls"
1983:
Acted in the British telefilm, "A Night on the Town"
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Had featured role in "The Tap Dance Kid", starring Alfonso Ribeiro; garnered second Tony Award
1987:
Made first US TV-movie, "The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory" (NBC)
1988:
Made feature acting debut in bit role as a piano player in "Daddy's Boys"
1991:
Returned to Broadway in "Miss Saigon"; won third Tony Award
1992:
Served as associate choreographer and music editor on the ABC variety special "The Boys"; also acted
1994:
Had biggest onscreen role in "Foreign Student"; also served as choreographer and song performer
1997:
Played the slick mouthpiece Billy Flynn in the highly-praised revival of "Chicago"
2001:
Portrayed Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson in the ABC biopic "Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story"
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