The dancer Gregory Hines died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
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.
“I don’t remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance.” (Gregory Hines)
“I’m going to tap until I can’t: I’ll be so old, all I can do is walk out from the wings to stage center. But I’ll be there.” (Gregory Hines)
“I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to get work.” (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)
“It turned out to be exactly that, but more challenging emotionally. I looked at it in a more physical way, having to act in a chair and move around. But it really was more emotionally challenging.” (Gregory Hines)