Legendary Entertainer Gregory Hines Honored With Black Heritage Series Stamp
Dancer, singer, choreographer and actor Gregory Hines is being honored just in time for Black History Month.
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the late tap dancer, who passed away in 2003, will be honored with a Forever stamp. He's featured donning a red jacket and white pants in a photograph captured in 1988 by Jack Mitchell.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported the Tony Award winner for Jelly’s Last Jam starred in major hit films such as The Cotton Club, White Nights and The Preacher’s Wife. He also had his self-titled sitcom, The Gregory Hines Show, in the late '90s. Hines played himself as a widowed Chicago publishing executive raising his young son.
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Hines also starred in a recurring role on the hit show Will & Grace, while also lending his voice as Big Bill in the children’s animated TV series Little Bill.
On Monday, chief postal inspector Gary Barksdale hosted an issuing ceremony in honor of the legend at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York, according to ABC News 7 NY.
USPS shared a tweet showing images of the momentous occasion that highlighting his work.
"Gregory Hines was honored for his tap-dancing artistry as well as his career as an actor and singer," the postal service wrote.
Gregory Hines was honored for his tap-dancing artistry as well as his career as an actor and singer. The latest stamp in our Black Heritage series is now available for purchase on https://t.co/CQvL3r1P8k! #BlackHeritageStamps #GregoryHinesForever pic.twitter.com/J8rHKC0VSF— U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) January 29, 2019
The stamp can be purchased via USPS.