Gregory Hines To Receive Posthumous Honorary DegreeNEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.
The late tap-dancing actor Gregory Hines will be awarded an honorary degree by Rutgers University in May.
Hines, considered the greatest tap dancer of his generation, died of cancer in August at age 57. He had created the Gregory Hines-Dancepower Endowed Scholarship at the state university.
The Tony Award winner starred on Broadway and in movies including “White Nights” and “Running Scared.”
Others who will receive honorary degrees from Rutgers include Puerto Rico Gov. Sila Calderon and NBA Commissioner David Stern, Rutgers announced in December.
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