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Fayard Nicholas

  • Birth 20 Oct 1914 Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 24 Jan 2006 Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Block H
  • Memorial ID 13122873

Dancer, Entertainer. Fayard and his brother Harold comprised the tap dancing team, The Nicholas Brothers. As children, they performed at the Cotton Club. Their dancing style was one of elegance combined with phenomenal athletic ability. One of their signature moves was to dance down a huge flight of broad stairs, leapfrogging over each other and landing in a complete split on each step. They appeared in such film as The Big Broadcast of 1936, Down Argentine Way, Tin Pan Alley and danced with Gene Kelly in The Pirate. Fred Astaire said their dance routine in 1943's Stormy Weather was the greatest movie musical number he'd ever seen. Gregory Hines declared that if ever a movie was made of The Nicholas' Brothers life that their dance numbers would have to be computer generated because no one could duplicate them. Fayard Nicholas also won a Tony Award in 1989 for Best Choreography for the Broadway musical Black And Blue.

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  • Originally Created by: A.J.
  • Added: 25 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13122873
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fayard Nicholas (20 Oct 1914–24 Jan 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13122873, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .