You know the first time I sat in the chair I felt anything but up, it was very emotional for me. I had a chair in my hotel room, a chair at rehearsal, and I was trying to spend as much time as I could in the chair.
I read the script, and I knew it was a good part. It was written for a white actor. That's what I'm up against - I have to try to make roles happen for me that aren't written black.
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|Birth:||14th February, 1946|
|Death:||9th August, 2003|
|Profession:||Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer|
Gregory Oliver Hines was born in New York City, New York, USA. He was an American dancer, actor, singer, and choreographer. He and his older brother Maurice performed together, studying with choreographer Henry LeTang. The two brothers were known as "The Hines Kids", making nightclub appearances, and later as "The Hines Brothers". In 1986, he sang a duet with Luther Vandross, entitled "There's Nothing Better Than Love", which reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard R&B charts. His role in several films include: History of the World, Part I, Wolfen, The Cotton Club, White Nights, Running Scared, Tap, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, Once in the Life, and Bojangles.
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