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Biography:
Birth Name: Ben Vereen
Born: 10/10/1946
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA

Vereen was born in North Carolina on Oct. 10, 1946, but grew up in Brooklyn NY's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. His devout Pentecostal family was headed by a cleaning woman mother and a factory worker father who also served as a church deacon, but despite a brief brush with seminary, Vereen was attracted to performing from the time he first became transfixed watching Sammy Davis Jr. on television. His mother kindly saved a bit of money for Vereen to take lessons at a local dance studio, which prepared him for his stage debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music around age 10. His talent eventually earned Vereen admission to New York's famed High School of Performing Arts, where he had the oppo... Continue Bio >>

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Albums:

Steppin' Out Live


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