Knockin' on Wood: Starring Peg Leg Bates
Lee & Low Books, 2004 - 32 Seiten
Clayton Bates was born in rural South Carolina in 1907, and from the age of five he just loved to dance. When he was 12, Clayton lost his left leg in a factory accident, but his dancing spirit would not die. He started to dance again using crutches, then a peg leg. Within a short time his peg leg matched the dancing ability of his other leg.
Peg Leg Bates could soon perform almost every known tap dance step, and he also developed unique steps all his own. He began dancing professionally in variety shows and vaudeville. As his fame grew, he was invited to dance at the Apollo Theatre, the Cotton Club, and the Ed Sullivan television show 21 times! He was an amazing show-stopper.
Peg Leg Bates never succumbed to self-pity or boasted about his success. He educated himself and became one of the world's greatest tap dancers. “He was an inspiration to everyone he met because of his accomplishments in the face of adversity,” said Peg Leg's daughter, and his most lasting achievement might just be the extraordinary example he set for us all.
Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates died in 1998.
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Review: Knockin' on Wood: Starring Peg Leg BatesNutzerbericht - Cheryl/Aradanryl - Goodreads
"Life means, do the best you can with what you've got, with all your mind and heart. You can do anything in this world if you want to do it bad enough," Clayton Bates Peg Leg Bates was an incredible ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Knockin' on Wood: Starring Peg Leg BatesNutzerbericht - Matthew - Goodreads
I'd never heard of Peg Leg Bates but I really enjoyed his story. He's a fascinating guy. His story has all the elements that make a story worth reading, tremendous obstacles to overcome, perseverance ... Vollständige Rezension lesen