Gregory Hines

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Gregory Hines
  • Birth Name: Gregory Oliver Hines
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/14/1946, Aquarius
  • Date of Death: 08/09/2003
  • Profession: Dancer; singer; choreographer; actor; director
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Gregory Hines Fast Facts:
  • Began dancing professionally at 3 and was trained by renowned tap-dance choreographer Henry LeTang. 
  • Made his Broadway debut in The Girl in the Pink Tights at 8 years old. 
  • Started a jazz-rock band called Severance in 1974. 
  • In 1981 made his movie debut in History of the World---Part I.  
  • Released an album called Gregory Hines in 1987.
  • Took part in the successful 1988 campaign for National Tap Dance Day, which is celebrated on May 25th (William "Bojangles" Robinson's birth date).  
  • Won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1999 for his role on the animated series Little Bill.       
  • Served as a runway model for designer Yohji Yamamoto. 
  • Won two NAACP Image Awards for acting: one in 1988 for the film Running Scared and the second one in 2002 for the TV movie Bojangles.
  • Gregory Hines Relationships:
  • Pamela Koslow - Ex-wife
  • Maurice Robert Hines Sr. - Father
  • Daria Hines - Daughter
  • Negrita Jayde - Fiancée
  • Maurice Hines Jr. - Brother
  • Patricia Panella - Ex-wife
  • Zachary Hines - Son
  • Alma Hines - Mother
  • Gregory Hines Awards:
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement – Special Class - Nominee
  • 1992 Tony: Choreographer - Nominee
  • 1992 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
  • 1981 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1979 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Musical) - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1980 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee

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