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date: 20 November 2019

Hines, Gregory (Oliver )locked

  • Howard Rye

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(Oliver )

(b New York, NY, Feb 14, 1946; d Los Angeles, CA, Aug 9, 2003). American tap dancer and actor. He began dance lessons with Henry Le Tang in 1949, before he was three. When he was five he began performing with his older brother Maurice in a dance act first called The Hines Kids and later The Hines Brothers. Their father, drummer Maurice Hines Sr., joined the act, thereafter known as Hines, Hines and Dad, in 1964. In 1973 Gregory left the act and moved to Venice, California, where he formed a rock band called Severance. He returned to New York in 1978, resuming his stage career as a dancer in The Last Minstrel Show and later appearing in Eubie (1978–9), which reunited him with Maurice, Comin’ Uptown (1979-80), and Sophisticated Ladies (1981–2), while simultaneously developing an acting career on stage and screen. He appeared again with Maurice in the ...

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