THE HOOFER AWARD

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Ernest “Brownie” Brown
2004 Hoofer Award Recipient

Ernest “Brownie” Brown is 80-something and began to dance professionally as a child. With longtime partner, Charles Cookie Cook, he was half of the celebrated vaudeville duo Cook and Brown. During the 1930’s and 1940’s, Mr. Brown headlined at New York’s Roxie, Radio City Music Hall, the Cotton Club, at London’s Palladium and the Latin Casino in Paris. Broadway veteran of “Kiss me Kate,” Brownie was a member of “The Original Copasetics.” Currently, Mr. Brown dances with his partner and protégé Reginald “The Hoofer” McLaughlin; they appear on a tap documentary called “JUBA – Masters of Tap.”

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MASTER TAP INTENSIVE
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