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Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines

The multi-talented Gregory Hines recently co-starred in the independent feature The Ox and the Eye with Vincent D'Onofrio and in Waiting to Exhale. He also appeared in the CBS Television film A Stranger in Town, and starred with Danny DeVito in Penny Marshall's Renaissance Man. In 1992, Hines won a Tony Award for his performance as Best Actor in a Musical in Jelly's Last Jam.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Gregory Hines Facts

Birth Name Gregory Oliver Hines
BirthdayFebruary 14, 1946
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathAugust 9, 2003 (age 57)

Selected Filmography

Renaissance Man
Blue's Big Treasure
Running Scared
The Mel Brooks Collection
White Nights
The Preacher's Wife
Waiting to Exhale
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