Gregory Hines Born: 1946-02-14 - Died: 2003-08-09 Cause of Death: Liver Cancer Hines was only 57 years old when liver cancer took his life at his home in Los Angeles, California. When he died, he was engaged to be married to a bodybuilder named Negrita Jayde.
Gregory Hines: was a major figure in the revitalization of tap dancing in the late 20th century. I loved him on Will & Grace. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer more than a year b4 his death. February 14, 1946 - August 2003
He was born in New York City, and became one of the most celebrated tap dancers of all time, as well as an award winning star of stage and screen. He started performing as a member of the dance troupe "Hines, Hines, and Dad", with his father and brother. He first appeared on the Broadway stage at the age of eight, performing as a shoe shine boy in the musical comedy "The Girl in Pink Tights", from March fifth to June twelfth, 1954. He received his first Tony nomination (Best Featured Actor…
Gregory Hines put up his tap shoes to play a Chicago detective teamed with Billy Crystal in the action-comedy "Running Scared," which opened on this date 31 years ago. Did you see the film when it came out? Photo of Hines courtesy of AP.
Gregory Oliver Hines 1946-2003 Gregory Hines, one of the greatest tap dancers ever, began his career at the age of five, dancing nightclub gigs with his brother. He eventually added singer and actor to his resume. He won a Tony, and an Emmy. Died young of liver cancer. There is no info indicating when Hines became Catholic. It may have been during his engagement to a Catholic (Ukrainian rite) woman before his death. He did practice his faith. Had a Catholic funeral and burial in Canada.