Fayard Nicholas, the older of the Nicholas brothers passed away earlier this week, after suffering from complications of a stroke and pneumonia. I am too young to have ever seen the Nicholas brothers perform live but was first introduced to them on film, walking in and out of the splits.
"The self-taught Nicholas Brothers — Fayard and Harold — tap-danced their way from vaudeville and Harlem's legendary Cotton Club to Broadway and Hollywood. Known for their airborne splits and acrobatics, the handsome, dapper duo is considered by many to be the greatest dance team ever to work in American movies."read on at The L.A. Times
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