|born on||25 October 1909 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )|
|Place||Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||01°54' 19°57 Asc. 13°07'|
American tap dancer and choreographer whose passion and unique "Ballet-Tap" style led to international stardom. In 1940, he teamed up with Larry Adler, a virtuoso harmonicist. The two became a world-famous act, performing together until 1949. Draper married Heidi Vosseler, a ballerina for George Balanchine's first American ballet company, on 23 June 1941 in Rio de Janeiro. They had three daughters. Draper died on 20 September 1996 at age 86 from emphysema.
Sy Scholfield quotes date, year and place from "Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History" by Constance Valis Hill (Oxford University Press, 2009), p. 190: "He was born on October 25, 1909, in Florence, Italy, where his mother, Murial Draper was a patron of the music and art worlds of the time."
A chart drawn up for Draper by astrologer Myra Kingsley seen in an article in LIFE magazine ("Hollywood Likes Myra Kingsley's Horoscopes," 7 August 1939, p. 42), has 13 Leo ASC, 1 Scorpio Sun, 19 Pisces Moon and 5 Taurus 10th cusp, from which Scholfield calculates a birth time of approximately 11:55PM. The article includes a picture of Draper with his chart so the time presumably came from him.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher