Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker

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Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American rock 'n roll singer and dancer. He is widely known for popularizing many dance styles including the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters' R&B hit "The Twist" and the Pony with hit "Pony Time". In September 2008, "The Twist" topped Billboards list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958, an honor it maintained for an August 2013 update of the list. He also popularized the "Limbo Rock" and its trademark limbo dance, as well as various dance styles such as The Fly.

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Full name at birth
Ernest Evans
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Claim to fame
Single "Pony Time", The Twist
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Date of birth
3 October 1941
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Place of birth
Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA
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Age
80
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Singer, Actor
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$4,000,000 USD
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Partner: Catherina Lodders (Married)
Apr 1964-
Chubby Checker and Catherina Lodders
Homey don`t quit. What else are you gonna do? It`s like those guys in the cartoon they get up in the morning, check the clock and fight all day and after it`s over they check the clock and go home. That`s how it goes.
  • His wife, Catherina, was the 1962 Miss World from Holland.
  • Had first charted hit with The Class" (1959) which is noted for his impersonations of Fabian Forte and Fat Domino.
  • Rumor always had it that Chubby was a Philly chicken-plucker before he made it big with The Twist.
  • According to his guardian, in 1962 he earned approximately $200,000.
  • His daughter, Mistie Williams, plays basketball at Duke University.

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