The Heretofore Unmentioned #19

Chubby Checker


SomeNYGuy said...

That nickname always bothered me; he was so goddamned handsome!

rookgaroo said...

It was chosen because of the popularity of Fats Domino. Fats/Chubby Domino/Checker. A boss at his after-school job named him "Chubby" and later Dick Clark (according to many sources) added the "Checker".