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USPS Honors Entertainer Gregory Hines With 42nd Black Heritage Stamp

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is honoring entertainer Gregory Hines with a Black Heritage Series stamp.

Acting chief postal inspector Gary Barksdale hosted the first day of issue ceremony Monday at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York.

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(credit: U.S. Postal Service)

Hines, who was known for his unique style of tap dancing, won a Tony Award in 1992 for "Jelly's Last Jam."

The Postal Service called the dancer, actor, singer, and choreographer, "A versatile performer who danced, acted and sang on Broadway, television and in movies, Hines developed the entertainment traditions of tap into an art form for a younger generation and is credited with renewing interest in tap during the 1990s."

He died of liver cancer at age 57 in 2003.

The forever stamp features Hines smiling on one knee with one foot raised to show the taps on the bottom of his shoe.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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