Anise Boyer

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Dancer
  • Actress

Anise Boyer was a dancer and actress. She performed as a child and later had film roles including in Harlem Is Heaven. She was a dance partner of Al (Aland) Dixon who she married.[1] The had international success performing as Alice and Aland.[2]

As a 12-year old she gave a demonstration of the Charleston (dance) to Mayor Malcolm Nichols of Boston.[3]

She began performing at the Cotton Club in 1928.[4]


  • Harlem Is Heaven as Jean Stratton


  • Sweet n' Hot (1944), a musical revue[5]


  1. Lewin, Yaël Tamar; Collins, Janet (September 13, 2011). "Night's Dancer: The Life of Janet Collins". Wesleyan University Press – via Google Books.
  3. "Photo shows eleven-year-old Anise Boyer, colored, champion..." Getty Images.
  4. Freeland, David (August 1, 2009). "Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure". NYU Press – via Google Books.
  5. "Black Quotidian: February 7, 1944". Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers.

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