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Cholly Atkins (I) (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 »


(age 89) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Known For

Tapeheads Miscellaneous Crew
Show Time at the Apollo Self - Tap Dancer


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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)
 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Winner
 1986 Motown on Showtime: Temptations and Four Tops (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 Soul Train (TV Series)
 1965 Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins (TV Short)
Self - Dancer
 1956 Basin Street Revue
Self (as Atkins)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series)
Self - Tap Dancer
- Revue in Rhythm ... Self - Tap Dancer (as Adkins)
- Harlem Merry-Go-Round ... Self - Tap Dancer (as Adkins)
- Basin Street Revue ... Self - Tap Dancer (as Coles and Adkins)
 1955 Rock 'n' Roll Revue (Short)
Self (as Cole and Atkins)
 1950 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Self - Dancer
- Episode #2.19 (1950) ... Self - Dancer (as Cole and Atkins)
 1949 The Morey Amsterdam Show (TV Series)
Self - Tap Dancer
- Episode #2.11 (1949) ... Self - Tap Dancer (as Coles and Atkins)
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 2019 The Apollo (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I don't dance for free.


Choreographer/tap dancer See more »

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