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James Cleveland (I) (1931–1991)

James Cleveland was born on December 5, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on February 9, 1991 in Culver City, California, USA. See full bio »

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"The Handmaid's Tale" stars Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd celebrate one another's acting wins and the show's big success on Emmys night.

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Known For

Fences
Fences Soundtrack
(2016)
Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning Soundtrack
(1988)
Devil in a Blue Dress
(1995)
The Butler
The Butler Soundtrack
(2013)

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 2016 Fences (performer: "Peace Be Still", "I Wear a Crown" - as Reverend James Cleveland) / (writer: "Peace Be Still", "I Wear a Crown")
 2015 Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Devils Are Here (2015) ... (performer: "God Is Taking Us Away" - uncredited)
 2013/I The Butler (writer: "I'm Determined")
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (writer: "Long As I Got King Jesus")
 2010 Faster (writer: "Trouble in My Way")
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "Ain't That Good News")
 2005 Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story (Documentary) (writer: "Long As I Got King Jesus")
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... (writer: "I'm His Child")
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress (performer: "PEACE BE STILL", "THE LORD BROUGHT US OUT") / (writer: "PEACE BE STILL", "THE LORD BROUGHT US OUT")
 1991 Jungle Fever (writer: "Let the Church Roll on")
 1988 Mississippi Burning (lyrics: "Walk on by Faith") / (music: "Walk on by Faith")
 1978 Olivia (TV Special) (performer: "Love everybody in my heart")
 1976 Pipe Dreams (writer: "I'll Miss You")
 1975 Hard Times (writer: "There's a Bright Side Somewhere" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

CD: "I Walk with God" (USP) See more »

Alternate Names:

Rev. James Cleveland | Reverend James Cleveland
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In 1960, he formed the Cleveland Singers, featuring organist and accompanist Billy Preston. See more »

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