Fayard Nicholas

Fayard Nicholas, the Tony Award winning choreographer who was one half of the athletic dance duo The Nicholas Brothers, died Jan. 24, 2006, of pneumonia and other complications of a stroke, the Associated Press reported. Mr. Nicholas was 91. With his brother, Harold, Mr. Nicholas wowed audiences with their wildly aggressive tap routines, which included slides across the floor and a signature to-the-floor leg splits done without the use of their hands to break the impact. The younger brother, Harold, died in 2000.

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  • Born: Oct 20, 1914 in Mobile, AL, USA
  • Death: Jan 24, 2006 in Toluca Lake, CA, USA

Awards

Tony Award
1989 Choreography Black and Blue Winner