21 Facts About Gregory Hines

1. Gregory Hines became the group's lead singer as they began to perform on television and added European tour dates to their schedule.

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2. Gregory Hines is a legendary American tap dancer who played a huge part in revitalizing the art form in the late 20th century.

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3. In 1988, Gregory Hines appealed for the National Tap Dance Day to be celebrated.

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4. Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946, in New York.

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5. Gregory Hines started tap dancing when he was only two years old.

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6. Gregory Hines has appeared on Broadway, and in 1992 he costarred with Savion Glover in Jelly's Last Jam.

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7. In 1985 Gregory Hines faced a daunting challenge when he was cast opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov in the dance drama White Nights.

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8. Gregory Hines told People that he has never felt ambivalent about his ethnicity.

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9. In 1985 Gregory Hines faced a daunting challenge when he was cast opposite ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov in the dance drama White Nights.

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10. Gregory Hines absolutely relished film work and aggressively sought further roles.

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11. Gregory Hines told People that he never felt ambivalent about his ethnicity.

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12. Gregory Hines appeared in films, on stage, and in nightclubs virtually since he could walk.

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13. Gregory Hines died of cancer in Los Angeles August 9, 2003 at the age of 57.

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14. Gregory Hines has a daughter Daria with his first wife, Patricia Panella.

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15. In 1987, Gregory Hines released an album, simply titled Gregory Hines.

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16. Gregory Hines slid to the Cowboys late in the second round of the 2015 draft after testing positive for marijuana at the NFL combine.

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17. Gregory Hines died in 2003 of liver cancer at the age of 57.

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18. Gregory Hines died of liver cancer on August 9, 2003, en route to the hospital from his home in Los Angeles.

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19. Gregory Hines was on the board of directors of Manhattan Tap, he was a member of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, and a member of the American Tap Foundation.

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20. Gregory Hines made his Broadway debut with his brother in The Girl in Pink Tights in 1954.

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21. Gregory Hines performed as the lead singer and musician in a rock band called Severance, between the years of 1975 to 1976, based in Venice, California.

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