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Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14th -- Gregory Oliver Hines


Yes, the tapdancer...

February 14, 1946 marks the anniversary of the date that singer/actor/dancer/choreographer Gregory Hines was birthed into the world.

Multiple award nominations/wins, including Tony Awards, Daytime (and regular) Emmys, Image Awards, Black Reel and Screen Actors’ Guild just to name some…

What movies will YOU remember him from?

If this were YOUR blog, then I would be concerned with that, but since it is mine, off the top of my head the list goes…

  • History of the World, Part 1
    (one of my mom's favorite movies)
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Tap
  • A Rage in Harlem
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • The Preacher’s Wife
and on television...
  • Bill Cosby’s failed attempt to recapture Fat Albert glory, Little Bill
  • Law & Order
    and...
  • Will & Grace

We know that my alcohol-pickled brain is missing a great many things that I know I have at least SEEN, but I am trying to scribe these from memory and what I know, or can easily find and relate to, so that is what I will name.

Either way, today is the anniversary of another of the greats we’ve lost, so let us celebrate the life of Gregory Hines on his born date.

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