During black history month, the U.S. Postal Service announces that they are honoring legendary dancer/actor Gregory Hines with a Black Heritage Series Stamp. With a cermory hosted by Gary Barksdale, the acting chief postal inspector, at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York.
After the announcement, fellow dance expect Debbie Allen shared her happiness for Mr. Hines via Twitter stating, “Today marks the issue of the Gregory Hines – Black Heritage stamp. Gregory Hines’ stamp honors one who is the American Dream and culturally relevant for all time.❤️ Much Love and Respect, DA #gregoryhines”
Gregory Hines was famously known for his amazing tap dancing skills. Hines appeared in films which includes The Cotton Club, Running Scared and Waiting to Exhale. In 1997, he had his own show on CBS titled The Gregory Hines Show. He also was the voice of Big Bill on Nick Jr.’s cartoon series Little Bill created by Bill Cosby.
Gregory Hines passed away from cancer in 2003 at the age of 57.