By the age of four, Hines and his older brother Maurice were taking tap lessons with renowned dancer and choreographer Henry Le Tang. The brothers soon formed the Hines Kids, a song-and-dance act that appeared in clubs across the United States. The trio made numerous television appearances and performed throughout the United States and Europe. Mounting tensions with his brother, however, and declining public interest in tap dancing led Gregory to leave the act in and move to California. There he formed the jazz-rock band Severance, serving as songwriter, singer, and guitarist. By the late s, however, the band had broken up, and Hines had returned to New York to resume his dancing career. In Hines starred with his brother in Eubie! The production was a great success and sparked new interest in tap dancing. In the early s Hines began appearing regularly on television and in movies.
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Gregory Oliver Hines February 14, — August 9, was an American dancer, actor, choreographer and singer. He is considered one of the most celebrated tap dancers of all time. Hines starred in more than 40 films and also made his mark on Broadway during his lifetime. After that, he and his older brother Maurice performed together, studying with choreographer Henry LeTang. Gregory and Maurice also studied with veteran tap dancers, such as Howard Sims and The Nicholas Brothers when they performed at the same venues. When their father joined the act as a drummer,  the name changed again in to Hines, Hines, and Dad. He earned Tony Award nominations for Eubie!
Gregory Hines - Age 57 Died from Liver cancer. Gregory Hines in Tap There is something so special about watching Gregory Hines uploads on YouTube. This is because the man was, quite simply put, an artistic When I realized I was alive and these were my parents and I could walk and talk, I could dance. Gregory Hines Je ne me souviens pas de ne pas danser. Gregory Hines.
Tap dancer, actor, director, musician. Born February 14, in New York City. Involved in show business at an early age, Hines grew up as a member of Hines, Hines, and Dad alongside his father and older brothers. He studied dance with master tap dancer Henry Le Tang and spent much of his early career dancing at the Apollo Theater, gleaning knowledge from such fellow performers as the Nicholas Brothers and Sandman Sims. In , he left Hines, Hines, and Dad to form a jazz-rock group called Severance. But the smooth-as-silk tap dancer soon returned to New York where he launched a distinguished Broadway career that won him a Tony award in for the headlining role in George C. Wolfe's musical tribute Jelly's Last Jam.