Gregory Hines dies at age 57

The man who was called the greatest tap dancer of his generation has died. Gregory Hines died yesterday in Los Angeles. His agent says he had cancer. Hines started dancing with his brother when he was five years old. They later performed together on Broadway. Hines later went solo and expanded his career into acting. He won a tony award in 1993 for best actor for "Jelly's Last Jam." Hines' movie credits include "White Nights" with Mikhail Baryshnikov and "Running Scared" with Billy Crystal. On television, he had his own sitcom, "The Gregory Hines Show." Hines also had a recurring role in "Will and Grace." He also won a daytime emmy award in 1999 for his work as the voice of "big bill" in the bill cosby animated t-v series "Little Bill." \