Gregory Hines Net Worth
Gregory Hines was an American dancer, actor, and singer with a net worth estimated at $6 Million. Born in New York City and passing away in August 2003. Hines earned multiple Billboard chart hits as well as nominations for multiple awards throughout his music and television careers; additionally he also proved adept as an accomplished choreographer with Broadway show The Gregory Hines Show as well as appearing in movies such as Cotton Club and White Nights. Hines was an active supporter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as American Tap Dance Foundation among many other philanthropies.
Hines began his dance training as a child under choreographer Henry LeTang and eventually studied night clubs alongside older brother Maurice as they performed with Hines, Hines & Dad’s touring revue Hines Hines & Dad. Once their time in tour ended, Hines moved back home and found work in small roles in musicals such as The Wiz. Later he made his Broadway debut in 1978 in Eubie!, an homage to ragtime pianist/composer Eubie Blake that earned him a Tony Award nomination; other Broadway roles such as Comiri Uptown & Sophisticated Ladies followed after this show ended.
After some years in film, Hines returned to Broadway for Jelly’s Last Jam, a musical about jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton that earned him a Tony award. This role provided Hines’ break into acting; from there came roles such as those found in Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part I (1981), Wolfen (1981), Deal of the Century (1983) and both The Cotton Club and White Nights (both 1985).
Hines achieved fame after releasing an album of the same name, which reached number 14 on the Billboard R&B chart. Additionally, he appeared in several short-lived CBS sitcoms (The Gregory Hines Show and Will & Grace). From 1999 to 2004 he voiced Big Bill from Little Bill animated series on Nickelodeon.
Hines was married twice and fathered two children from both marriages – Daria from his first marriage with Patricia Panella, Zachary from Pamela Koslow (and stepdaughter Jessica). Hines was known as an outstanding philanthropist supporting organizations such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Dance Theater of Harlem as well as being an animal rights supporter who supported Humane Society of United States. At age 57 he died of liver cancer and is interred at Hollywood Cemetery.