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Encyclopedia > Gregory Hines
Gregory Hines

Tap (1989)
Birth name Gregory Oliver Hines
Born February 14, 1946
New York City, New York, USA
Died August 9, 2003
Notable roles Cast - Sophisticated Ladies
Josephus in History of the World, Part I
"Sandman Williams" in The Cotton Club
Raymond Greenwood in White Nights
Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly's Last Jam

Gregory Hines (February 14, 1946August 9, 2003) was a Tony Award-winning American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. Image File history File links Gregoryhinestap. ... Look up tap in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Original poster Sophisticated Ladies is a musical revue based on the music of Duke Ellington. ... This article is about the film. ... The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ... White Nights is a 1985 movie starring Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov. ... Morton in the 1920s Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941) was an American virtuoso pianist, bandleader and composer who some call the first true composer of jazz music. ... Jellys Last Jam is a Broadway musical based on the life of jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ...


Born Gregory Oliver Hines in New York City, Hines and his older brother Maurice started dancing at an early age, studying with choreographer Henry LeTang. Together with their father the three were known as "The Hines Kids" and later as "The Hines Brothers" only to have the name change again in 1963 to "Hines, Hines and Dad". New York, NY redirects here. ... Maurice Hines (born 1943) is an American actor, director, and choreographer. ... Henry LeTang (born June 19, 1915) is an American theatre, film, and television choreographer and a dance instructor. ...


Hines appeared in such movies as The Cotton Club, White Nights, Running Scared, and Tap. On television, he starred in his own series in 1997 called The Gregory Hines Show, as well as in the recurring role of Ben Doucette on Will & Grace. The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ... White Nights is a 1985 movie starring Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov. ... Running Scared is a 1986 action comedy film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Billy Crystal and the late Gregory Hines. ... Tap is a 1989 film written and directed by Nick Castle. ... This is a list of the supporting - major and minor recurring - characters on the NBC situation comedy Will & Grace, with information on each of them. ... Will & Grace was a popular Emmy Award-winning American television situation comedy that focused on Will Truman, a gay lawyer and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm, as well as Karen Walker, a very rich socialite and Jack McFarland, an...


Hines made his Broadway debut with his brother in The Girl in Pink Tights in 1954. He earned Tony Award nominations for Eubie!, Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies, and won a Tony and Drama Desk Award for the revue Jelly's Last Jam and a Theatre World Award for Eubie!. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Eubie! was a 1978 Broadway musical, featuring the music of Eubie Blake. ... Original poster Sophisticated Ladies is a musical revue based on the music of Duke Ellington. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... Jellys Last Jam is a Broadway musical based on the life of jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ...


In 1990, Hines visited his idol, Sammy Davis, Jr., as the great entertainer lay dying of throat cancer, unable to speak. After Davis died, a choked-up Hines spoke at Davis' funeral of how Sammy had made a gesture to him, "as if passing a basketball … and I caught it." Hines spoke of the honor that Sammy thought that Hines could carry on from where he left off. [1] This article is about the entertainer. ...



Hines died of liver cancer at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, California. He was engaged to bodybuilder Negrita Jayde at the time of his death. Hepatic tumors are tumors or growths on or in the liver (medical terms pertaining to the liver often start in hepato- or hepatic from the Greek word for liver, hepar). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Negrita Jayde is an American female bodybuilder. ...


Filmography

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Reference

For The Record: Gregory Hines by Richard C. Lynch, published in ShowMusic: The Musical Theatre Magazine, 1994

Preceded by
Jonathan Pryce
for Miss Saigon
Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical
1992
for Jelly's Last Jam
Succeeded by
Brent Carver
for Kiss of the Spider Woman

Pryce as Sam Lowry in Brazil Jonathan Pryce born Jonathan Price (born June 1, 1947) is a Welsh actor who was born in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales. ... Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. ... The Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who was voted as the best actor in a musical play, whether a new production or a revival. ... Jellys Last Jam is a Broadway musical based on the life of jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton. ... Brent Carver (born 1952 in Cranbrook, British Columbia) is a Canadian actor. ... Kiss of the Spider Woman is a 1993 Broadway musical written by John Kander and Fred Ebb with book by Terrence McNally. ...

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Gregory Hines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
Gregory Oliver Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American actor, singer, and dancer, regarded by many as the greatest tap dancer of his generation, and one who transcended the stage.
Hines died of liver cancer at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, California.
In 1990, Hines was with an idol of his, Sammy Davis, as the great entertainer lay dying of throat cancer, unable to speak.
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