Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, The Zanzibar Club, and on Broadway—with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia had been lost over the years.
After years of searching Tenfresh channel found three “Soundies” Alice appeared in and were finally able to show them to her — she had never seen herself in motion in her life!
Alice passed away peacefully on April 6th, 2016. She spent the last day of her life in good spirits, enjoying listening to music and having her mail read to her.