The Nicholas Brothers

  • Fayard Nicholas born in 1914
  • Harold Nicholas born in 1921
  • Made their debut in 1931 at age 7 and 13, dancing on “The Horn and Hardart Kiddie Hour.”
  • Later that following year they made their debut at The Cotton Club.
  • The Nicholas Brothers made their Broadway debut in Ziegfeld Follies of 1936.
  • Starred in the films
    • “Down Argentine Way” with Betty Grable
    • “Stormy Weather” with Lena Horne
  • When tap lost its appeal in the USA in the late 1940s, the brothers went to Europe.
  • In the 1980s when tap started to make a comeback, the brothers returned to star in television and movies.
  • The Nicholas Brothers also starred in shows on the Las Vegas strip.
  • Harlod Nicholas passed away in 2000
  • Fayard Nicholas passed away in 2006

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