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Skip Cunningham

Amanda Wilde

Entertainer Skip Cunningham may be America’s last great song and dance man. His talent became evident when he was a youth in Chicago, and today he is a veteran of stage and screen. His career as a tap dancer and singer spans a wide range of American entertainment alongside the likes of Tony Bennett, Johnny Carson, Arnett Cobb, Ray Brown, Nat King Cole, Bill Cosby, Lionel Hampton, Milt Hinton, Bob Hope, Illinois Jacquet, Frank Sinatra, and Noble Sissle, among many others. TV credits include The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, and 32 appearances on The Merv Griffin Show. He has performed on Broadway, in such movies as The Cotton Club, Tap and The Detective. Skip Cunningham visited Seattle to teach and perform in the Century Ballroom’s Masters series. He spoke with Amanda Wilde at the KUOW studios in August, 2006.