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Birthday: February 14, 1946
Place: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5' 1"
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| Involved in show business since toddlerhood, Gregory Hines has grown up to be a highly acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, dramatic and comic actor, singer, and director. Hines is the brother of actor/dancer Maurice Hines. When Hines was two, his father employed him in a dance act with his older brothers. The child honed his dancing skills with master tap dancer Henry Le Tang. He was five when his father teamed him with his big brother, Jake, to form the Hines Kids. The brothers spent much of their early careers dancing at the Apollo Theater and learned much from such famed fellow performers as the Nicholas Brothers and Sandman Sims. At age eight, he debuted on Broadway in the musical The Girl in Pink Tights (1954). When the boys reached adolescence, they were called the Hines Brothers. In 1963, they became Hines, Hines and Dad, and started a ten-year stint on the nightclub circuit and on television. They also went abroad. In 1973, he left his brother and father's act to form a jazz-rock group called Severance. He eventually came back to New York, where in 1973, he launched a distinguished Broadway career that garnered him a Tony (for playing Jelly Roll Morton in George C. Wolfe's musical tribute Jelly's Last Jam in 1992), three additional Tony nominations, and a Theater World Award. Hines made his feature-film debut in Mel Brooks' all-star farce The History of the World, Pt. I, replacing an ailing Richard Pryor in the role of Josephus. It was actress Madeline Kahn who suggested Hines for the role. In film, Hines has proven himself a versatile actor and he has starred in everything from musical dramas in which he showed off his dancing ability (The Cotton Club and White Nights, in which he starred opposite ballet superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov), to straight dramas (The Preacher's Wife), comedy (Renaissance Man), sci-fi/horror (Wolfen), and action films (Running Scared). In 1994, Hines made his directorial bow with Bleeding Hearts. He released an album, simply titled Gregory Hines, in 1987. In 1997, he starred in the CBS family comedy The Gregory Hines Show as a single father who has trouble reentering the dating scene. Though that particular series was shortlived, appearances on such popular small screen staples as Will and Grace proved that the years had certainly not dulled Hines comic abilities. In addition, the prepetual entertainer also provided voice work for the Blues Clues adventure Big Blue's Threasure Hunt and the popular children's series Little Bill. Moving into the new millennium Hines appeared in such features as Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000) and the made-for-television biopic Bojangles (2001), in which he portrayed the title role of legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Following a supporting role in the television series Lost at Home, Hines made his final film appearance in the 2003 feature The Root.On August 9, 2003, Gregory Hines died of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 57, and the lights of Broadway were dimmed in his honor three days after his untimely death.
- He grew up as a member of "Hines, Hines, and Dad" with his father, Maurice Hines Sr. and brother, Maurice Hines in a tap dancing act.
- He won a Tony in 1992 for "Jelly's Last Jam".
- Was the first choice to play the Eddie Murphy role in 48 Hrs. (1982) but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with The Cotton Club (1984).
- Co-hosted Tony awards telecast with Bernadette Peters, June 2002.
- His own stage show has taken him from New York's Bottom Line to spots as far-flung as Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Monte Carlo.
- Has two children: Daria Hines, born in 1971 and Zachary, born in 1983. Also has a stepdaughter, Jessica.
- He had a reunion with brother Maurice Hines when they were both hired for the Broadway musical, "Eubie!" in 1978. It earned him a Tony nomination, as did his role in another musical, "Sophisticated Ladies".
- He and Maurice Hines were cast as brothers in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984), set in the Harlem club where their grandmother had been one of the elite black entertainers performing for a whites-only audience in the twenties and thirties. Coppola encouraged the brothers to improvise so they based one scene on their real-life reunion in "Eubie!" and admitted the tears were real.
- In the late '60s he decided to try his hand at performing rock 'n' roll music, and writing his own songs.
- Was aged six when he and brother Maurice Hines performed, as the Hines Kids, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem.
- Had his professional debut when only 5 years old.
- His mother's name is Alma.
- When he was in his twenties he worked on a farm.
- Buried in the family plot of Carmela and Michael Truszyk in St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic cemetery in Oakville, Ontario, west of Toronto
- Was considered for the part of Winston Zeddemore in "Ghostbusters"
- Won Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Jelly's Last Jam," for which he also shared a Best Choreographer nomination with Hope Clarke and Ted L. Levy. He was also nominated for Tonys three other times: as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) in 1979 for "Eubie!", which he recreated in the television version with the same title, Eubie! (1981) (TV); ; and as Best Actor (Musical), in 1980 for "Comin' Uptown" and in 1981 for "Sophisticated Ladies."
- "There's nothing better than love" is a duet song he recorded with friend Luther Vandross back in the 80s. Gregory is known for his smooth silky voice and recorded his own self-titled album on Epic/Sony in 1987.
- In 1954 he and brother Maurice Hines they were cast in the Broadway musical "The Girl in the Pink Tights".
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