The clip is from the 1950 Universal Short King Cole Trio and The Benny Carter Orchestra were Bunny was the featured tap dancer.
Bunny Briggs was born in Harlem, New York on February 26, 1922 as Bernard Briggs.
Started learning tap dance at a very young age, and would perform it on the streets of Harlem. He performed with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, and was nicknamed Duke’s Dancer. His well known routine with the Duke’s Sacred Music Concert, David Danced to the Lord with all his Might.
With several appearance on the Tonight Show, Apollo Uptown, to name a few, in May 1985 Bunny performed on the NBC TV Special, Motown Returns to the Apollo.
He was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor Featured Role – Musical in 1989 for his work in the Broadway show Black and Blue, and on February 2002 Bunny received an honorary Doctorate of Performing Arts in American Dance by Oklahoma City University in 2002, honoring him as one of the nine doctorates of Tap Dance