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Gregory Hines
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Birth Date:February 14, 1946
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
Birth Name:Gregory Oliver Hines
Birth Place:New York City
Died Date:August 9, 2003


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Gregory Hines

Biography:Gregory Hines (February 14, 1946 - August 9, 2003) was an American actor, singer, and dancer, regarded by many as the greatest tap dancer of his generation, and one who transcended the stage.

Born in New York City, Hines learned tap dancing as a toddler from his older brother Maurice. When Hines was five years old, he and his brother began dancing professionally, most notably at the Apollo Theater, in Harlem.

Hines appeared in such movies as The Cotton Club, White Nights, Running Scared, and Tap. On television, he starred in his own series in 1997 called The Gregory Hines Show, as well as in a recurring role as Ben Doucette on Will & Grace.

He earned Tony Award nominations for Eubie, Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies. Hines won a 1992 Tony for the musical Jelly's Last Jam. He also sang a memorable duet with the late Luther Vandross titled "There's Nothing Better Than Love" in 1986.

Hines died of liver cancer at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, California. At the time of his death, he was engaged to bodybuilder Negrita Jayde.

In 1990, Hines was with an idol of his, Sammy Davis, as the great entertainer lay dying of throat cancer, unable to speak. After Davis died, a choked-up Hines told the press of how Sammy had made a gesture to him, "as if passing a basketball … and I caught it." It is not known if Hines was able to pass the ball on to anyone, though some people consider Savion Glover, who studied under Hines, may be a suitable contender.

Achievements: (Filmography)
History of the World: Part 1 (1981)
Wolfen (1981)

Chinese Horoscope for Gregory Hines
Includes characteristics and Vices
Gregory Hines's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1946 - January 21, 1947
Birthday: February 14, 1946

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Gregory Hines's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: February 14, 1946

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

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Based on this year's birthday

Gregory Hines's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: February 14, 2024

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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