Fayard Nicholas

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Fayard Nicholas
Hollywood comedian Bob Hope joins dancers Harold and Fayard Nicholas in a dance step aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Ti - NARA - 541852.tif
Fayard Nicholas dances with Harold Nicholas and Bob Hope, 1965
Born Fayard Antonio Nicholas
(1914-10-20)October 20, 1914
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Died January 24, 2006(2006-01-24) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Choreographer, dancer, actor, singer
Years active 1935–91
Spouse(s) Katherine Hopkins (2000–2006)
Barbara January (1967–1998)
Geraldine Pate (19??–1942)
Awards Hollywood Walk of Fame
Website nicholasbrothers.com

Fayard Antonio Nicholas (October 20, 1914 – January 24, 2006) was an American choreographer, dancer and actor. He and his younger brother Harold Nicholas 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.[1]

Fayard Nicholas was inducted into the National Museum of Dance C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame in 2001, along with his brother.


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