brothers have been in show business for seventy years. Born and brought up during the
depression in the southern states of America, they first went on the road when they were
four years old and are still working today.
As dancers they witnessed the birth of Las Vegas, played the Cotton Club in Harlem and
went to Havana before Castro came down from the hills. They were friends with Josephine
Baker, Sugar Ray Robinson and Frank Sinatra. They shared bills with Gypsy Rose Lee, Elvis,
the Beatles and virtually every star in between. Sammy Davis Junior was their cousin and
they taught the British pop groups of the Swinging Sixties how to dance.
In this book Steve gives an unrivalled insight into what it was like to be born into a
time when boxing, singing or dancing were the only legitimate ways in which a black boy
could hope to escape poverty. He paints a vivid picture of the days when the American
theatres and clubs were run exclusively by gangsters and when segregation was still
It is regret that we announce the passing of Jimmy Clark July 23rd 1922 - October 30th 2009
Condolences to Brother Steve Family and many friends.
Steve & Jimmy Clark
The Clark Brothers at The Apollo
Theatre in New York City