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Fayard Nicholas (1914–2006)

Fayard Nicholas was one-half of The Nicholas Brothers, a famous African-American tap dancing team who appeared in several movies and became one of the famous and most beloved dance team of all time. Both brothers appeared in films such as An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935), The Pirate (1948) and The Five Heartbeats (1991). Fayard's brother, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Swingen anfaller
(2005)
Pretty Things
Pretty Things Himself
(2005)
Night at the Golden Eagle
(2001)
Down Argentine Way
Down Argentine Way One of the Nicholas Brothers
(1940)

Filmography

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 2007 Hard Four
Ulysses
 2001 Night at the Golden Eagle
Mr. Maynard
 1971 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
 1958 Bon soir, Kathrin! (TV Series)
- Episode dated 12 October 1958 (1958) ... (as The Nicholas Brothers)
 1956 Bonjour Kathrin
Specialty Dancer (as The Nicholas Brothers)
 1955 Musik im Blut
 1955 Sie können sich sehen lassen (TV Movie)
Dancer (as The Nicholas Brothers)
 1953 El misterio del carro express
Dancer (as Nicholas Brothers)
 1953 El mensaje de la muerte (as The Nicholas Brothers)
 1950 Botta e risposta
Dancer (as The Nicholas Brothers)
 1948 The Pirate
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
 1943 Stormy Weather
Dancer (uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast
Railroad Station Dance Specialty (as The Nicholas Brothers)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
One of The Nicholas Brothers (uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way
One of the Nicholas Brothers
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Specialty Act (as The Nicholas Brothers)
 1936 Don't Gamble with Love
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Coronado
Dance Specialty (uncredited)
 1934 Jealousy
Dance Specialty (scenes deleted)
 1934 Kid Millions
One of the Nicholas Brothers (uncredited)
 1933 Barber Shop Blues (Short)
Dancer - One of the Nicholas Brothers
 1932 Pie, Pie Blackbird (Short)
1st Child with Nina / Dancer (as The Nicholas Brothers)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Choreographer (w/Cholly Atkins, Henry LeTang and Frankie Manning) for "Black and Blue" on Broadway. Musical revue. NOTE: Nicholas, Atkins, LeTang and Manning won Tonys for Best Choreography. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Nicholas Brothers | The Nicholas Brothers
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

One day at the Standard Theater in Philadelphia, I looked onstage and I thought, 'They're having fun up there; I'd like to do something like that.' We worked up an act called 'The Nicholas Kids,' and did it in the living room. See more »

Trivia:

Continued to tap dance and spoke frequently at dance festivals around the world until suffering a stroke in November of 2005. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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