Gregory Hines was an acclaimed American dancer, actor, choreographer, and singer, born on February 14, 1946, in New York City. Known for his extraordinary tap dancing
skills and charismatic performances, Hines became a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.

Hines began his career at a young age, performing alongside his older brother, Maurice, in a tap dance duo known as “The Hines Kids.” As he grew older, Gregory Hines gained recognition for his solo tap performances, showcasing his unique style that blended traditional tap with elements of jazz and improvisation.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Hines transitioned to acting and gained widespread fame for his roles in films such as “The Cotton Club” (1984), “White Nights” (1985), and “Tap”
(1989), where he co-starred with fellow tap legend Sammy Davis Jr. Hines also appeared in television shows like “Will & Grace.” He received numerous awards for his work, including a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in “Jelly’s Last Jam” (1992).

Beyond his artistic achievements, Hines was an advocate for tap dancing and worked to preserve and promote the art form. His impact on the entertainment industry, particularly in the realm of tap dance, is enduring, and his legacy continues to inspire future generations of performers.

Gregory Hines passed away on August 9, 2003, leaving behind a lasting legacy as a trailblazer in the world of dance and entertainment.