The wonderful and charming Gregory Hines (1946-2003), try though he does in this touching dance-off, cannot out perform his idol, Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990). The event took place soon before Davis died.
Davis’s feathery touch on the floor is a revelation.
Watch Hines watch Davis, 1:48 to 2:04. Watch him try to get in. Pure joy.