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|Nickname:||Gregory Hines / Hines Hines and Dad / Hines, Hines and|
|Known for:||The Cotton Club, Running Scared, White Nights|
|Birth name:||Gregory Oliver Hines|
|Birthday:||14 February 1946, New York, New York, USA|
|Height:||5' 11½" (1.82 m)|
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TriviaHe grew up as a member of "Hines, Hines, and Dad" with his father, Maurice Hines Sr. and brother, Maurice Hines in a tap dancing act. Was the first choice to play the Eddie Murphy role in 48 Hrs. (1982) but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with The Cotton Club (1984). Has two children: Daria Hines, born in 1971 and Zachary, born in 1983. Also has a stepdaughter, Jessica. He and Maurice Hines were cast as brothers in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984), set in the Harlem club where their grandmother had been one of the elite black entertainers performing for a whites-only audience in the twenties and thirties. Coppola encouraged the brothers to improvise so they based one scene on their real-life reunion in "Eubie!" and admitted the tears were real. Was aged six when he and brother Maurice Hines performed, as the Hines Kids, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. His mother's name is Alma. Buried in the family plot of Carmela and Michael Truszyk in St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic cemetery in Oakville, Ontario, west of Toronto Won Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Jelly's Last Jam," for which he also shared a Best Choreographer nomination with Hope Clarke and Ted L. Levy. He was also nominated for Tonys three other times: as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) in 1979 for "Eubie!", which he recreated in the television version with the same title, Eubie! (1981) (TV); ; and as Best Actor (Musical), in 1980 for "Comin' Uptown" and in 1981 for "Sophisticated Ladies." In 1954 he and brother Maurice Hines they were cast in the Broadway musical "The Girl in the Pink Tights". Appeared with Eubie Blake on a 1979 episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Gary Busey. He sang two Eubie Blake songs and danced as well. Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 248-249. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.