Fayard Nicholas dances with Harold Nicholas and Bob Hope, 1965
|Born||Fayard Antonio Nicholas
October 20, 1914
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||January 24, 2006
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Choreographer, dancer, actor|
|Spouse(s)||Katherine Hopkins (2000–2006)
Barbara January (1967–1998)
Geraldine Pate (19??–1942)
|Awards||Hollywood Walk of Fame|
Fayard Antonio Nicholas (October 20, 1914 – January 24, 2006) was an American choreographer, dancer and actor. He and his younger his brother Harold made up the Nicholas Brothers tap-dance duo, who starred in the MGM musicals An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935), Stormy Weather (1943), The Pirate (1948), The Five Heartbeats (1991) and Hard Four (2007). The Nicholas brothers also starred in the 20th Century-Fox musicals Down Argentine Way (1940), Sun Valley Serenade (1941), and Orchestra Wives (1942). Fayard Nicholas was a member of the Bahá'í Faith.
Fayard Nicholas was inducted into the National Museum of Dance C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame in 2001, along with his brother.
- Nicholas Brothers official website
- "Fayard Nicholas Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
- Fayard Nicholas at Find a Grave
- Fayard Nicholas at the Internet Broadway Database
- Fayard Nicholas at the Internet Movie Database
- Fayard Nicholas's oral history video excerpts at The National Visionary Leadership Project
- 1998 Interview With Fayard Nicholas
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