Jeni LeGon


Jeni LeGon was a brilliant tap dancer and the first woman of colour to sign a contract with a major Hollywood studio. But then they dropped her, because … well why do you think? She finished her Hollywood movie career playing maids. It’s infuriating, and her story is a subplot in the new Zadie Smith novel Swing Time, so I decided to explore further for Sight & Sound.

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