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Gregory Hines

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Jenna Kirkpatrick

on 5 March 2013

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He was a American actor, singer, choreographer, and dancer. Gregory Oliver Hines Early Life Adult Life Career Gregory Hines was Born on February 14, 1946 in New York city. Gregory began tapping at three (3) years old, and began dancing semi-professorially at the age of five (5). Since then, he and his older brother performed together, studying with choreographer Henry LeTang. The two brothers were known as "The Hines Kids", making nightclub appearances, and later as "The Hines Brothers". When their father joined, Maurice Hines, Sr., the name changed again in 1963 to "Hines, Hines, and Dad". By: Jenna Kirkpatrick Gregory Hines died of cancer, aged 57, on August 10, 2003 Hines performed with family members at the Apollo Theater at a early age. In the 1970s he launched a Broadway career and later starred in movies including The Cotton Club and White Nights. In 1973, he left Hines, Hines, and Dad to form a jazz-rock group. But the smooth-as-silk tap dancer soon returned to New York where he launched a distinguished Broadway career that won him a Tony award in 1992 for the headlining role in George C. Wolfe's musical tribute Jelly's Last Jam. In 1981, Hines landed his first film role, as a Roman slave in Mel Brooks' History of the World-Part 1, as a last-minute replacement. That role was a stepping stone in Hines' film career, and he went on to star in a range of movies. In 1987, he released an album titled Gregory Hines. He also starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom called The Gregory Hines Show. Hines has a daughter with his first wife, Patricia. He has a son and a stepdaughter with his second wife, Pamela. “I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance.” “The things they did were beyond our scope and anyone's scope since.” “I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to get work.” All quotes by Gregory Hines Gregory Hines had a brother named Maurice. Gregory Hines was born into fame, so he was famous from a very young age. Gregory Hines had a passion for dance, and specifically tap. Gregory Hines has inspired many young artists to follow their dreams. This unique individual is a inspiration to all young dancers and puts great pride into his work.
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