Legendary African-American tap dancer, musician and actor Gregory Hines has been honoured with a Black Heritage Series stamp by the United States Postal Service.
Born February 14, 1946, in New York, Hines had a very stellar career clinching numerous accolades along the way. As a musician, his 1986 “There’s Nothing Better Than Love” duet with Luther Vandross reached number one on the Billboard R&B Charts.
His remarkable acting career also saw him gain several nominations as well as take home quite a handful of awards. Notable among them include the 1992 Tony Award for Best Actor in the musical Jelly’s Last Jam, a 1979 Theatre World Award for Eubie! as well as 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Little Bill.
As a tap dancer, Hines is fondly remembered as a revolutionary who expressed himself through the art with his unique skill. He passed way in 2003.
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