Gregory Oliver Hines, American actor, choreographer, dancer and singer became the 42nd honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series issued by the US Postal Service on 1/28/2019.
In this photo taken by Jack Mitchell in 1988, Gregor Hines is shown smiling on one knee in a red blazer and gray pants.
A tried and true advocate for tap dancing, he petitioned for the creation of the National Tap Dance Day.
The stamp photo of Gregory Hines raising his left foot to show the taps on the bottom of his shoe is testament of his true devotion to tap dancing.
He passed away on August 9, 2003 at the age of 53.