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Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley S19
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 13 September 1964 (1964-09-13) (age 59)
Hometown Gulfport, Mississippi
Known For Television & Radio Broadcaster

Dancing with the Stars 19

Partner(s) Sharna Burgess
Placement 12/13
Highest Score 29 (Foxtrot)
Lowest Score 28 (Cha-Cha-Cha)
Average Score 28.5

Tavis Smiley is one of the celebrities from Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.


Originally retrieved from abc.com
Tavis Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI). He has authored or co-authored sixteen books, including What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America and The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, both of which were New York Times Bestsellers. His book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year, was published in September 2014. It examines the widespread assaults on Dr. King’s character, ideology and political tactics in the year leading up to his assassination. Smiley is the founder of the nonprofit Tavis Smiley Foundation, which recently announced a three-million-dollar, four-year campaign called “ENDING POVERTY: America's Silent Spaces” to alleviate endemic poverty in America. In 2009, TIME magazine named Smiley to its list of "The World's 100 Most Influential People."

Dancing with the Stars 19[]

He was partnered with Sharna Burgess. They placed 12th.



  • In April 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.