Reed, Leonard

Reed, Leonard
▪ 2005

      American tap dancer (b. Jan. 7, 1907, Lightning Creek, Okla.—d. April 5, 2004, Covina, Calif.), gained his greatest fame as one of the inventors—along with his partner, Willie Bryant—of the flashy routine known as the Shim Sham Shimmy, which they created as the finale for their renowned 1920s dance act. He later produced shows on Broadway and at the Cotton Club in New York City's Harlem, wrote songs, was a bandleader and a comedian, produced for record companies, and for some 20 years served as the master of ceremonies at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Reed was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the American Music Awards in 2000.

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