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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

Down Argentine Way One of the Nicholas Brothers
(1940)
The Pirate Specialty Dancer
(1948)
My Son Is Guilty Specialty Act
(1939)

Filmography

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 2007 Hard Four
Ulysses
 2001 Night at the Golden Eagle
Mr. Maynard
 1958 Bon soir, Kathrin! (TV Series)
- 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
 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)
 1932 Pie, Pie, Blackbird (Short)
1st Child with Nina / Dancer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Barney") in "St. Louis Woman" on Broadway. 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 ... 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:

My brother and I used our whole bodies, our hands, our personalities and everything. We tried to make it classic. We called our type of dancing classical tap and we just hoped the audience liked it. See more »

Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1989 Tony Award for Best Choreography for the musical review "Black and Blue", along with collaborators Cholly Atkins, Henry LeTang and Frankie Manning. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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