Sublett, John William
1902 - Born on the 19th of February in Louiseville, Kentucky.
1920 - He gave lessons in tap dancing to Fred Astaire who considered Sublett the finest tap dancer of his generation.
1930 - The ten-year-old performed with Ford L. Buck in "Buck and Bubbles", with Buck playing piano and singing while Bubbles tapped.
1930-1948 - Sublett also appeared in Hollywood films of the late 30s and 40s, including Varsity Show, Cabin in the Sky and A Song Is Born.
1931 - The two appeared in the Ziegfield Follies and were the first black artists to appear at the Radio City Music Hall.
1935 - Bubbles was chosen by George Gershwin to create the role of Sportin' Life in his opera Porgy and Bess.
1978 - John Bubbles spoke at the Variety Arts Theatre in Los Angeles as a participant in a seminar on vaudeville.
1980 - Sublett received the Life Achievement Award from the American Guild of Variety Artists.
1986 - He died on the 18th of May in New York City.
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