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Clarence Carter

Clarence Carter was born on January 14, 1936 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. He was previously married to Candi Staton. See full bio »
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  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "Slip Away", "Snatching It Back", "Patches") / (writer: "Snatching It Back", "Tell Mama" - as Clarence George Carter)
 2013/I Filth (performer: "Back Door Santa") / (writer: "Back Door Santa")
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary) (performer: ""Slip Away", "Snatching It Back", "Patches")
 2011 Killer Joe (performer: "Strokin'") / (writer: "Strokin'")
 2007 Talk to Me (performer: "Looking for a Fox") / (writer: "Looking for a Fox" - as Clarence George Carter)
 2006 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack Revisited (2006) ... (writer: "Tell Mama" - uncredited)
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Forever Blue (2006) ... (performer: "Slip Away")
 2006 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Misgivings (2006) ... (performer: "Slip Away" - uncredited)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (as Clarence George Carter, "Back Door Santa")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Y2K (2006) ... (performer: "Backdoor Santa")
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2005) ... (writer: "Back Door Santa")
 2005 Monster-in-Law (writer: "Tell Mama")
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Santa, Baby (2003) ... ("Back Door Santa") / (writer: "Back Door Santa")
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary) (writer: "Tell Mama" - as C. Carter)
 2001 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blue Christmas (2001) ... (performer: "Back Door Santa" - uncredited)
 2000 Almost Famous (performer: "Slip Away")
 2000 Wonder Boys (performer: "Slip Away")
 1998 The Theory of Flight (performer: "Snatchin' It Back") / (writer: "Snatchin' It Back")
 1998 Another Day in Paradise (performer: "Looking for a Fox", "I Can't See Myself") / (writer: "Looking for a Fox", "I Can't See Myself")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (writer: "Lookin' For A Fox")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (performer: "Back Door Santa") / (writer: "Back Door Santa")
 1996 Breathing Room (performer: "Back Door Santa") / (writer: "Back Door Santa")
 1996 Carpool (writer: "TELL MAMA")
 1996 The Nutty Professor (performer: "Strokin'") / (writer: "Strokin'")
 1995 The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Tell Mama")
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (writer: "I Ain't Got You")
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Blind R&B singer, best known for his 1970 hit "Patches" and the notorious "Strokin'".

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