Gregory Hines was a true entertainer: an actor, a singer, a dancer and a choreographer. Hines began tap dancing when he was only three years old, and as he got older, he and his brother would perform at nightclubs as “The Hines Kids”. In the mid-1970s, Hines was the lead singer and musician in the rock band Severance which performed at the Honky Hoagies Handy Hangout music club in Venice, California, and in 1986 his duet with Luther Vandross There’s Nothing Better Than Love hit the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B charts. He made his film debut in Mel Brook’s History of the World, Part 1, and went on to appear in such movies as Tap, Renaissance Man, Waiting to Exhale, and The Cotton Club. He also acted on Tv shows including Faerie Tale Theatre, The Gregory Hines Show, Will & Grace, Law & Order, and Lost at Home. Gregory Hines died of liver disease on August 9, 2003. He was 57.