Prince Spencer, American tap dancer, Died at 98

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Prince Spencer was born on October 3, 1917 in Jenkinsville, South Carolina, USA, and died October 29, 2015, just weeks after celebrating his 98th birthday.

Prince was an American tap dancer with The Four Step Brothers.

Spencer tap-danced his way across colour barriers as a member of the Four Step Brothers, the tap-dancing “Eight Feet of Rhythm” were the first black act to play Radio City Music Hall, and the first play Copa City in segregated Miami Beach.

In 1988, the Four Step Brothers were given a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame.

The group was alternately known as the Three Step Brothers or simply the Step Brothers at various times over the years, dated back to 1925.

Prince joined the group in 1941 and danced with them during the nine years in which they toured as an opening act for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

The Step Brothers appeared on the big screen alongside Bob Hope in 1953’s “Here Come the Girls” and Lewis in 1964’s “The Patsy.

” Spencer later had a role in Eddie Murphy’s 1989 gangster comedy “Harlem Nights.”

He stayed with the group until 1964, when he bowed out after performing at the Sands with Jerry Lewis.

Prince went on to spend 19 years as the manager for comedian Redd Foxx.

Prince Spencer passed away at age 98 in October 2015.


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