Person Details

Birthday: 1930-09-23 01:23:17

Death: 2004-06-10 01:23:17

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Albany, Georgia USA

Homepage: http://raycharles.com/

Movie Involvements: 28

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), better known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business.” Rolling Stone ranked Charles number 10 on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004, and number two on their November 2008 list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". In honoring Charles, Billy Joel noted: "This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley. I don't know if Ray was the architect of rock & roll, but he was certainly the first guy to do a lot of things . . . Who the hell ever put so many styles together and made it work?" Description above from the Wikipedia article Ray Charles, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Most Famous Work

Kraft Music Hall
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3

Kraft Music Hall

(1958) Self
Love Affair
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5

Love Affair

(1994) Self
I Am Not Your Negro
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8

I Am Not Your Negro

(2017) Self (archive footage)
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
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9
The World of Jim Henson
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7

The World of Jim Henson

(1994) Self (archive footage)
Piano Blues
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6

Piano Blues

(2003) Self
Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues
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6

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

(2004) Himself (archive footage)
Ballad in Blue
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7

Ballad in Blue

(1965) himself

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Self (archive footage)
2017 Self (archive footage)
2014 Self
2013 N/A
2012 himself
2011 Himself
2008 N/A
Piano - Vocals
Himself
2007 Self
Lui même
2006 N/A
himself
N/A
2004 Himself
N/A
N/A
Himself
Himself (archive footage)
N/A
2003 N/A
Himself
Self
2002 Himself
N/A
2001 N/A
Self
Himself
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2000 G-Clef (voice)
1996 Busdriver
1994 Self (archive footage)
Self
Self (archive footage)
N/A
1993 Sammy
Self
1991 N/A
1990 Himself
Himself
N/A
1989 Julius
Ray Charles
1986 Self
Self (archive footage)
1985 Himself
N/A
Self
1984 N/A
1983 N/A
1982 N/A
Self
1981 Self
Himself
1980 N/A
N/A
himself
Ray
1979 N/A
1978 N/A
Himself
Self
1975 Self - Host / Musical Guest
N/A
1973 Himself
1972 Self
1970 N/A
1969 Himself
N/A
1968 himself
Self - Guest
1967 N/A
1966 Self
1965 himself
1964 N/A
N/A
1961 Himself
1958 Self
1956 N/A
1948 Self - Singer
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Sound


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