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Cholly Atkins (1913–2003)

Cholly Atkins was born on September 30, 1913 in Pratt City, Alabama, USA as Charles Sylvan Atkinson. He was married to Maye Harrison Anderson, Dotty Saulter and Catherine Williams. He died on April 19, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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(age 89) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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 1956 Basin Street Revue (performer: "Come On Let's Dance" - as Atkins, uncredited)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Harlem Merry-Go-Round ... (performer: "Riffing All the Time")
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 1950 The Morey Amsterdam Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.36 (1950) ... (as Coles and Atkins)
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 1988 Tapeheads (choreographer)
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 1992 Twist (Documentary)
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 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Choreography
 1986 Motown on Showtime: Temptations and Four Tops (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1965 Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins (TV Movie)
Himself - Dancer
 1956 Basin Street Revue
Himself (as Atkins)
 1955 Rock 'n' Roll Revue
Himself (as Cole and Atkins)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series)
Himself - Tap Dancer
- Revue in Rhythm ... Himself - Tap Dancer (as Adkins)
- Harlem Merry-Go-Round ... Himself - Tap Dancer (as Adkins)
- Basin Street Revue ... Himself - Tap Dancer (as Coles and Adkins)
 1950 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Himself - Dancer
- Episode #2.19 (1950) ... Himself - Dancer (as Cole and Atkins)
 1949 The Morey Amsterdam Show (TV Series)
Himself - Tap Dancer
- Episode #2.11 (1949) ... Himself - Tap Dancer (as Coles and Atkins)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Coles and Adkins | Adkins | Cole and Atkins | Coles and Atkins | Atkins

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't dance for free.

Trivia:

He created the system of "Vocal Choreography" and the distinctive stage moves for many of the great Motown acts, such as the Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Night and the Pips, etc. See more »

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Libra

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