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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.
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.
How did Gregory Hines die?
Gregory Hines' death was caused by Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
|Cause of death||Hepatocellular Carcinoma|
|Age of death||57 years|
|Birthday||February 14, 1946|
|Death date||August 9, 2003|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Once I got to be about twenty-five, I got interested in the music of the time. I started smokin’ dope, I started drinking, I started slowing down and trying to find myself. I didn’t want to work in nightclubs.Gregory Hines
My roots are on the live performing stage, so while I enjoy making films and the other things that I do, when I get on stage, I feel at home; I’m comfortable.Gregory Hines
I read the script, and I knew it was a good part. It was written for a white actor. That’s what I’m up against – I have to try to make roles happen for me that aren’t written black.Gregory Hines
My father has always been my hero.Gregory Hines
When my brother and me got into performing in the late ’40s and early ’50s, it was a sensational opportunity to learn from our elders. Every show we played had a dancer, a comic, a juggler, a singer, an acrobat. I came to appreciate virtuosity in all forms of the business.Gregory Hines