Legendary Tap Dancer Fayard Nicholas Dies at 91
Nicholas spent much of his career dancing with his younger brother Harold. The pair first gained fame on radio before performing in local New York theaters and then at the Cotton Club. They first starred on Broadway in The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, later appearing in Babes in Arms, St. Louis Woman (in which Fayard played the role of L'il Augie), and Sammy. The brothers also worked in nightclubs around the world and were seen in such films as Stormy Weather, Orchestra Wives, Sun Valley Serenade, and The Pirate.
In recent years, Fayard Nicholas acted in Hard Four, Night of the Golden Eagle, and other movies, in addition to making appearances in numerous TV specials and in film documentaries such as Broadway: The Golden Age.