Gregory Hines was a multi-talented dancer, actor, musician and director. Born in New York, Mr. Hines performed with many family members at the famed Apollo Theater. He is a competent connection between classic performers like Sandman Sims and contemporary performers like Savion Glover. Gregory Hines enjoyed a celebrated life on stage and screen. He received his first acting role as a replacement for Richard Pryor. You can see him interacting with many of these artists in Tap, which highlights the dance form of the same name.