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Howard 'Sandman' Sims (1918–2003)

Howard 'Sandman' Sims was born on January 24, 1918 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA as Howard Sims. He was an actor, known for Tap (1989), Harlem Nights (1989) and The Cotton Club (1984). He was married to Solange A. Sims. He died on May 20, 2003 in Bronx, New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 85) in Bronx, New York, USA

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Known For

Tap Sandman
(1989)
Harlem Nights Crapshooter
(1989)
(1984)
(1987)

Filmography

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 1989 Harlem Nights
Crapshooter
 1989 Tap
Sandman
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Uncle Billy
 1984 The Cotton Club
Hoofer
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 1989 Tap (performer: "Challenge")
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 1990 Positively Black (TV Series)
Self
- I Knew the Man Bojangles (1990) ... Self
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Self
- Mr. Sandman (1990) ... Self
 1989 Great Performances (TV Series)
Self
- Tap Dance in America (1989) ... Self
 1987 Showtime at the Apollo (TV Series)
Self
 1987 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 14 May 1987 (1987) ... Self
 1985 Motown Returns to the Apollo (TV Special)
Self
 1980 Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (TV Special)
Self
 1979 No Maps on My Taps (Documentary)
Self
 1970 Changing Scene II (TV Special)
 1970 Changing Scene (TV Special)
Self
 1963 Talent Scouts (TV Series)
Self
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Personal Quote:

I'm in show business not for a season, but a reason: The wine, women and song are gone. I want to just dance my way away at the end.

Trivia:

Awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1984. See more »

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Howard Sandman Sims See more »

Nickname:

Sandman

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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