Gregory Hines started tap dancing at the age of two along with his older brother, Maurice. When it was clear that the brothers were talented, they formed the Hines Brothers act to showcase their tapping and other skills and performed around the country. At the age of 27, Gregory Hines grew tired of the family act. He moved to California to try to "find himself" and also started a family of his own. Five years later, however, he realized that his heart was in tapping and returned to New York. Hines's performances in Broadway shows such as Eubie!, Sophisticated Ladies, and Jelly's Last Jam and his work in movies such as White Nights and The Cotton Club solidified his place as one of the great African-American entertainers of the twentieth century.
About the Author:
Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, among them biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb
|Publisher:||Facts on File, Incorporated|
|Series:||Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.75(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.44(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|