Gregory Hines

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Birthday
14, 1946
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 9, 2003 (57)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1946
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 9, 2003 (57)

About

Acclaimed tap dancer, singer, and stage and screen actor. He won both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award for his performance in the 1992 Broadway production of Jelly's Last Jam.

Before Fame

He began tapping professionally at the age of five. He made his film debut in a 1981 Mel Brooks comedy movie called History of the World, Part 1.

Trivia

He hosted a PBS program called "Gregory Hines' Tap Dance in America."

Family Life

In 1963, he started a dance troupe with his brother and father called Hines, Hines, and Dad. He married Pamela Koslow in 1981, had two children, and got a divorce in 2000.

Associated With

He co-starred with Denzel Washington in the film The Preacher's Wife.