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American tap dancer

Jimmy Slyde is ...

Born 2 Oct 1927 in Atlanta
Died 16 May 2008 in Hanson
Age80 years, 7 months
Jimmy Slyde
Jimmy Slyde
NEA National Heritage Fellow James "Jimmy Slyde" Godbolt received the award for his tap-dancing prowess in 2006.

About Jimmy Slyde

James Titus Godbolt (October 2, 1927 – May 16, 2008), known professionally as Jimmy Slyde and also as the "King of Slides", was a world-renowned tap dancer, especially famous for his innovative tap style mixed with jazz. Jimmy Slyde was a popular rhythm tapper in America in the mid-20th century when he performed on the nightclub and burlesque circuits. He was also popular in Europe because he lived in Paris for a brief period of his life. Slyde appeared in several musicals and shows in the 1980s, and he received numerous awards for his talent. Slyde died in 2008, but many will remember him for his musicality and his signature move: slides.