Harold Nicholas (I) (1921–2000)


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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

Tap Harold
(1989)
Kid Millions One of the Nicholas Brothers
(1934)
(1991)
The Pirate Specialty Dancer
(1948)

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 The Empire of Night
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 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 I'm in the Revue
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 The Emperor Jones
Young Tap Dancer (uncredited)
 1933 Stoopnocracy (Short)
Baby Singer (uncredited)
 1932 Pie, Pie, Blackbird (Short)
2nd Child with Nina / Dancer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

St. Louis Woman (1946). Musical. Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Book by Arna Bontemps and Countee Cullen. Based on the novel "God Sends Sunday" by Arna Bontemps. Musical Director: Leon Leonardi. Choreographed by Charles Walters. Scenic Design by Lemuel Ayers. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Martin Beck Theatre: ... 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

Spouse:

Dorothy Dandridge  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Relatives:

Fayard Nicholas (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Ex-brother-in-law of Vivian Dandridge. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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