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Roberta Flack


Roberta Flack was born February 10, 1937 (1939 according to some sources), in Black Mountain, North Carolina, a small town located about 10 miles (18 kilometers) from the city of Asheville, North Carolina. She is best known for her love ballad "Killing Me Softly With His Song", released in 1969. She earned a music scholarship to Howard University ... See full bio »
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Known For

X-Men: Days of Future Past
(2014)
The Pursuit of Happyness
(2006)
Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights Soundtrack
(1997)

Filmography

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 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
 2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (performer: "ON MY BLOCK") / (writer: "ON MY BLOCK")
 2015-2016 Scandal (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Till Death Do Us Part (2016) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
- It's Hard Out Here for a General (2016) ... (performer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - uncredited)
- Rasputin (2015) ... (performer: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Single Version)")
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Dream Team (2016) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
 2016 War on Everyone (performer: "Angelitos Negros")
 2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (performer: "Compared To What")
 2015 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Forecast (2015) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
 2014 Stalker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Is a Battlefield (2014) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 2013 The Americans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Only You (2013) ... (performer: "To Love Somebody", "To Love Somebody" (uncredited))
 2011 Violet & Daisy (performer: "Go Up Moses", "See You Then") / (writer: "Go Up Moses")
 2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 July 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly with His Song" - uncredited)
 2011 Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 February 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - uncredited)
 2010 Life as We Know It (performer: "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Perform (2010) ... (performer: "For All We Know")
 2008 Cuéntame (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Bodas, bautizos y banquetes (2008) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly with His Song")
- La cigüeña dijo 'sí' (2008) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly with His Song")
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round 4 (2008) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
 2007 The Ten (performer: "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love", "I Just Came Here to Dance", "You're Lookin' Like Love to Me")
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness (performer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1969))
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates a Liar (2006) ... (performer: "The Closer I Get to You")
 2006 Martha (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 February 2006 (2006) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "Where Is The Love")
 2005 The Gospel (performer: "The Closer I Get to You")
 2004 Songwriters Hall of Fame (TV Movie) (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song")
 2004 My Baby's Daddy (performer: "On My Block") / (writer: "On My Block")
 2003 Honey (writer: "My Block")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Death Works Overtime (2003) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly with His Song")
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (performer: "Where Is The Love")
 2002 Essence Awards (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "A Woman's Worth")
 2002 India.Arie: Up Close and Personal (TV Movie) (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 2002 Roberta Flack in Concert (Video) (performer: "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "The Closer I Get To You", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Reverend Lee", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 2000 The Ladies Man (performer: "The Closer I Get to You")
 1999 Winter Solstice on Ice (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Gift")
 1998 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 December 1998 (1998) ... (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
 1998 Hasards ou coïncidences (performer: "For All We Know")
 1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Video) (performer: "As Long As There's Christmas (End Title)")
 1997 Boogie Nights (performer: "Compared to What")
 1997 The 1997 World Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song")
 1996 Killer Condom (performer: "Killing Me Softly")
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Checkmate (1996) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly" - uncredited)
 1995 Waiting to Exhale (performer: "It Might Be You")
 1995 Let It Be Me (performer: "Let It Be Me")
 1995 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 March 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 1994-1995 Today (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 January 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Feel Like Makin' Love")
- Episode dated 10 November 1994 (1994) ... (performer: "Tenderly")
 1994 Dangerous Touch (performer: "WHEN YOU WANT ME")
 1993 David Foster's Christmas Album (TV Special) (performer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas)
 1993 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 December 1993 (1993) ... (performer: "Oh, How Precious")
 1993 Loving (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 April 1993 (1993) ... (performer: "Amazing Grace")
 1992 Guiding Light (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 May 1992 (1992) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
 1991 Wogan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 October 1991 (1991) ... (performer: "Set The Night To Music")
 1991 Flight of the Intruder (performer: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow")
 1989 Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey (TV Movie) (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 1988 Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (TV Movie) (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "The Closer I Get To You")
 1987 In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern (TV Movie) (performer: "Bill", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man")
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (performer: "SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME")
 1987 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie) (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 1987 Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet (Video) (performer: "Tonight I Celebrate My Love")
 1986 All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood (TV Special) (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 1986 America Votes the #1 Song (TV Movie) (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song")
 1986 Valerie (TV Series) (performer: "Through The Years")
 1986 The Best of Times (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 1985 White Nights (performer: "People On A String") / (producer: "People On A String")
 1984 Body Rock (performer: "One Thing Leads To Another")
 1973-1984 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 April 1984 (1984) ... (performer: "Baby, I'm Yours", "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 12 October 1983 (1983) ... (performer: "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 3 November 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "In The Name Of Love", "Making Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.93 (1980) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "You Are My Heaven")
- Episode #12.137 (1973) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song")
 1983 Sudden Impact (performer: "THIS SIDE OF FOREVER")
 1983 Another World (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 November 1983 (1983) ... (performer: "I'm the One" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 17 November 1983 (1983) ... (performer: "Making Love" - uncredited)
 1983 Salute! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Peter Allen (1983) ... (performer: "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)")
 1983 Romantic Comedy (performer: "Maybe")
 1982 Solid Gold (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Solid Gold Christmas (1982) ... (performer: "The Christmas Song")
 1982 Making Love (performer: "MAKING LOVE")
  Tomorrow Coast to Coast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Episode dated 17 September 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "Just When I Needed You", "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "Feel Like Makin' Love") / (writer: "Just When I Needed You")
 1981 Bustin' Loose (performer: "Just When I Needed You", "You Stopped Loving Me", "Love (Always Commands)", "Hittin' Me Where It Hurts", "The Children's Song", "Lovin' You (Is Such An Easy Thang To Do)") / (writer: "Just When I Needed You", "Qual E Malindrinho (Why Are You So Bad)", "Love (Always Commands)", "Rollin' On", "The Children's Song", "Ballad For D")
 1981 Soundstage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Roberta Flack (1981) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Feel Like Makin' Love")
 1980 The John Davidson Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 July 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Stay With Me" - uncredited)
 1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 May 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Back Together Again")
 1978 The Fur Trap (performer: "Where is the Love?" - uncredited)
 1977 Direktion City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Goldopa (1977) ... (performer: "Killing Me Softly" - uncredited)
 1977 Greased Lightning (performer: "Maybe Tomorrow")
 1975 The Tiny Tree (TV Short) (arranger: "To Love And Be Loved", "When Autumn Comes") / (performer: "To Love And Be Loved", "When Autumn Comes") / (producer: "To Love And Be Loved", "When Autumn Comes")
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 October 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "Feel Like Makin' Love" - uncredited)
 1974 Let the Church Say Amen! (Documentary) (performer: "Mood") / (writer: "Mood")
 1974 Huckleberry Finn (performer: "Freedom")
 1974 Free to Be... You & Me (TV Movie) (performer: "When We Grow Up")
 1973 Save the Children (Documentary) (performer: "On a Clear Day")
 1973 Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever (TV Movie) (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "River", "Jesse", "Summer Breeze", "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "No Tears (In The End)")
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (performer: "Lush Life", "Mood Indigo")
 1973 Take a Giant Step (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1973 (1973) ... (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - uncredited)
 1973 The Old Grey Whistle Test (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 January 1973 (1973) ... (performer: "Jesse")
 1973 The Sex Prophet (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited)
 1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono Present the One-to-One Concert (TV Movie) (performer: "Reverend Lee", "Somewhere")
 1972 Evening at Pops (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 July 1972 (1972) ... (performer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Just Like A Woman")
 1971 $ (performer: "Brooks' 50¢ Tour", "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)")
 1971 Play Misty for Me (performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
 1971 Boboquivari (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Roberta Flack (1971) ... (performer: "Angelitos Negros", "Save the Children", "Ballad of the Sad Young Men", "Reverend Lee", "Let it Be Me")
 1971 Soul to Soul (Documentary) (performer: "Trying Times")
 1971/I Monsanto Presents Mancini (TV Special) (performer: "Too Little Time (Love Theme from The Glenn Miller Story)")
 1971 Flip (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1971) ... (performer: "Let It Be Me')
 1970 The Rosey Grier Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 September 1970 (1970) ... (performer: "Business Goes On As Usual")
 1970 The Third Bill Cosby Special (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Tryin' Times", "God Bless The Children")
 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.104 (1970) ... (performer: "If I Needed Someone", "Didn't We?")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The Very Best of Roberta Flack" (Rhino) See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Women have to do twice the work of male rock singers such as The Rolling Stones. We have to sing, play instruments and get accustomed to walking out on stage in high heels. Never mind the pressures of your image. If something goes wrong on my stage in any way, from sound to style, nobody can blame a band member. It's Roberta Flack who gets the rap and looks bad! I'm the one on the bill alone, ... See more »

Trivia:

Mentioned in the song "My Lovely Man" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. See more »

Trademark:

Lengthy recordings of songs that tend to run 5 minutes or more See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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