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4 items from 2003


Stars Honor Hines in Harlem

29 September 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Theater, film and dance stars came out last night to pay tribute to late tap- dancing actor Gregory Hines at Harlem, New York's Apollo Theater. Hines, a Tony Award winner, who died of cancer aged just 57 in August, starred on Broadway and in movies like Waiting To Exhale and Running Scared. Cosby Show actress Phylicia Rashad and Hines' older brother Maurice Hines co-hosted the tribute, which included performances by tap dancers and singers as well as video clips of Hines' performances. A range of artists including ballet superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov came out for the tribute. Fellow actress and dancer Debbie Allen said Hines' love of dance infused his entire body of work, explaining, "He took tap to a whole other level. It was a part of everything he did - his movies, his Broadway shows, his music." Isabella Rossellini, who played Hines' wife in the 1985 film White Nights, said, "He was a wonderful, funny man, humorous and warm. He didn't change on the set and off the set. There was an authenticity about him." Gregory Oliver Hines was born in New York City in 1946. When he was just six years old he and Maurice performed at the Apollo with their father in a family dance trio billed as Hines, Hines And Dad. Maurice told the crowd at the tribute, "I brought him home, because this is where we began." »

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Lenny and Nicole Out on the Town

25 September 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz further fuelled reports of romance by attending Sunday's memorial service for dancer Gregory Hines together. The Aussie actress, 37, and the dread-locked rocker, 39, slipped in a side door at Harlem's Apollo Theater, then sat down in a balcony booth with Denzel Washington, Isabella Rossellini, John Lithgow and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Kidman and Kravitz insist that they're just friends, even though the actress is currently living in Lenny's vacant New York duplex while construction continues on her $8 million Greenwich Village apartment. »

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Actor and Dancer Gregory Hines Dies at 57

10 August 2003 | IMDb News

Tony-award winning actor and dancer Gregory Hines, who wowed audiences onstage as well as in film and television, died Saturday in Los Angeles of cancer, according to his publicist, Allen Eichorn; Hines was 57. A boisterous performer with seemingly unending energy, who made tap dancing look both elegant and effortless, Hines first gained fame as a child star alongside his brother, fellow dancer Maurice Hines, and their father as part of the tap-dancing act "Hines, Hines and Dad." In the `70s, Hines went on to worldwide acclaim and Broadway stardom, most notably in Eubie! , Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies, all of which earned him Tony nominations. Hines first film role came almost by accident in Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I, where he was a last-minute replacement for Richard Pryor and stole scenes from old pros Brooks and Madeline Kahn. He went on later that year to co-star in the thriller Wolfen, and then in 1984 danced for the first time onscreen with brother Maurice in The Cotton Club, where the two played characters based on Broadway stars The Nicholas Brothers. Film hits White Nights (opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov) and Running Scared (with Billy Crystal) followed in the `80s, and the actor went on to travel effortlessly between stage, screen and television in the `90s. Hines won a Tony in 1993 for Jelly's Last Jam, appeared in 1995's Waiting to Exhale, starred in sitcom The Gregory Hines Show in 1997, and portrayed Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the acclaimed 2001 TV movie Bojangles. Most recently he hosted the 2002 Tony Awards broadcast with Bernadette Peters and had a recurring role on TV hit Will and Grace. --Prepared by IMDb staff »

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Actor and Dancer Gregory Hines Dies at 57

10 August 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Tony-award winning actor and dancer Gregory Hines, who wowed audiences onstage as well as in film and television, died Saturday in Los Angeles of cancer, according to his publicist, Allen Eichorn; Hines was 57. A boisterous performer with seemingly unending energy, who made tap dancing look both elegant and effortless, Hines first gained fame as a child star alongside his brother, fellow dancer Maurice Hines, and their father as part of the tap-dancing act "Hines, Hines and Dad." In the `70s, Hines went on to worldwide acclaim and Broadway stardom, most notably in Eubie!, Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies, all of which earned him Tony nominations. Hines first film role came almost by accident in Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I, where he was a last-minute replacement for Richard Pryor and stole scenes from old pros Brooks and Madeline Kahn. He went on later that year to co-star in the thriller Wolfen, and then in 1984 danced for the first time onscreen with brother Maurice in The Cotton Club, where the two played characters based on Broadway stars The Nicholas Brothers. Film hits White Nights (opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov) and Running Scared (with Billy Crystal) followed in the `80s, and the actor went on to travel effortlessly between stage, screen and television in the `90s. Hines won a Tony in 1993 for Jelly's Last Jam, appeared in 1995's Waiting to Exhale, starred in sitcom The Gregory Hines Show in 1997, and portrayed Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the acclaimed 2001 TV movie Bojangles. Most recently he hosted the 2002 Tony Awards broadcast with Bernadette Peters and had a recurring role on TV hit Will and Grace. --Prepared by IMDb staff »

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