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Harold Nicholas (1921–2000)

Harold Nicholas, the younger half of the world famous Nicholas Brothers dance team, is known as one of the world's greatest dancers. He and his brother Fayard Nicholas were established superstars at Twentieth Century Fox with their astounding dance numbers in the studios musicals features. Harold was known for "attributing spice to Fayard's grace,... See full bio »

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Known For

The Five Heartbeats
(1991)
The Pirate
The Pirate Specialty Dancer
(1948)
Funny Bones
Funny Bones Himself
(1995)
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night Little Seymour Pettigrew
(1974)

Filmography

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 1991 The Five Heartbeats
Sarge
 1989 Tap
Harold
 1977 Disco 9000
Midget
 1974 Uptown Saturday Night
Little Seymour Pettigrew
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Male Teacher #3
- The Sesame Street Rumble (1971) ... Male Teacher #3
 1962 L'empire de la nuit
Sidekick
 1958-1962 Bon soir, Kathrin! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1962)
- Episode #1.5 (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
 1944 Carolina Blues
Dance Specialty
 1944 Reckless Age
Dancer
 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
 1933 The Emperor Jones
Young Tap Dancer (uncredited)
 1933 Stoopnocracy (Short)
Baby Singer (uncredited)
 1932 Pie, Pie Blackbird (Short)
2nd Child with Nina / Dancer (as The Nicholas Brothers)
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Other Works:

Babes in Arms (1937). Musical comedy. Material by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek. Musical Director: Gene Salzer. Choreographed by George Balanchine. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Shubert Theatre (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 25 Oct ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nicholas Brothers | The Nicholas Brothers
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Personal Quote:

We were tap-dancers, but we put more style into it, more bodywork, instead of just footwork.

Trivia:

Received the Dea Award (Dance Educators of America), Bay Area Critics Circle Award (Best Principal Performance, Stompin' at the Savoy ) and Harbor Performing Arts Center Lifetime Achievement Award. Other awards and honors include Black Film makers Hall of Fame (1978), Ellie Award (1984), National Film Society, Apollo theaters Hall of Fame (1986), First Class Inductees, Ebony Lifetime Achievement ... See more »

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