Hines began dancing before age 3, with his brother Maurice. When he was 5, the brothers turned professional and, as the Hines Kids, make nightclub appearances around the country. They later became The Hines Brothers, and subsequently were joined by their father and billed as Hines, Hines and Dad.
Gregory made his Broadway debut in Eubie, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He followed that with Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies, both of which earned him Tony nominations.
In feature films, Hines made his debut in Mel Brooks' The History of the World, Part I. Other film credits include Wolfer, A Rage In Harlem, The Cotton Club, Running Scared, White Nights Deal of the Century, Off Limits, and Tap.
Television credits include Motown Returns to the Apollo, Amazing Stories, the PBS Special Gregory Hines: Tap in America, and White Lies.
Gregory Hines Facts
|Birth Name||Gregory Oliver Hines|
|Birthday||February 14, 1946|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of death||August 9, 2003 (age 57)|
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