Gregory and Maurice Hines, Harlem natives and child entertainers were the sons of Alma Iola (Lawless) and Maurice Robert Hines, a dancer, musician, and actor. Maurice began his career at the age of five and Gregory at age two. Both studied tap dance at the Henry LeTang Dance Studio in Manhattan. LeTang recognized their talent and began choreographing numbers specifically for them patterned on the Nicholas Brothers.
Maurice and Gregory Hines perform the ensemble dance number Hot Feet from EUBIE on the 1979 Tony Awards Television broadcast.
Eubie! 1979 Tony Awards