Gregory Hines' Death
Born (Birthday) 19460214
Death Date August 9, 2003
Age of Death 57 years
Cause of Death Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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)