Wilda Crawford
(February 13, 1921 - December 15, 1989)

Wilda Crawford

Also known as

  • Wilda 'Quack Quack' Crawford

A lindy hopper at the Savoy Ballroom, winner of the Harvest Moon Ball Lindy Hop Championship in 1940, Crawford danced with the Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and in famous performances with her partner Thomas 'Tops' Lee.

Popularly know for a performance of the 'tranky do' and a sequence of air steps in the film Policy Man (1938) (u.c.).

Tops and Wilda were Harvest Moon Ball winners in 1940.

    Groups and Partners

  • Tops and Wilda
  • Arthur White's Lindy Hoppers and Jitterbugs
  • Whitey's Lindy Hoppers

    Associated Dances

  • lindy hop
  • tranky do

    Stage Shows

  • Swingin' the Dream (1939)


  • Keep Punchin' (1939)
  • Policy Man (1938) (u.c.)


Manning, Frankie and Cynthia R. Millman, Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop, Temple University Press, Pennsylvania, 2007.