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Overview (2)

Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications following a heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Frankie Gaye was born on November 15, 1941 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Penitentiary (1979), Don't Forget the Motorcity (2008) and Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982). He was married to Irene Duncan Gaye and Judy Gaye. He died on December 28, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Irene Duncan Gaye (1978 - 28 December 2001) (his death) (3 children)
Judy Gaye (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Younger brother of Marvin Gaye.
Gaye, like his brother, had begun singing in church as a youngster. He went on to work with several Motown artists, including Mary Wells and Kim Weston, and provided background vocals on many of his brother's albums, including "What's Going On" and 1977's "Marvin Gaye, Live at the London Palladium".
Gaye was a radio operator stationed in Vietnam in the 1960s when he wrote letters to his brother expressing his dissatisfaction with the war. His experiences influenced several songs on his brother's 1971 album, including 'Save The Children', 'Inner City Blues' and 'Mercy Mercy Me'.
Uncle of Nona Gaye and Marvin Gaye III.
Ex-brother-in-law of Jan Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye.

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