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 (1942-1955)
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.


  1. ^ "Selected profiles of African-American Bahá'ís". National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. 2007. Archived from the original on Oct 9, 2007. Retrieved Feb 8, 2016. 

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