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Etta James (1938–2012)

Etta James was born on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jamesetta Hawkins. She was married to Artis Mills. She died on January 20, 2012 in Riverside, California. See full bio »

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 2015 Accidental Love (performer: "At Last")
 2014 Sex Tape (performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On")
 2014 The Other Woman (performer: "A Sunday Kind Of Love")
 2012 Unfinished Song (performer: "Something's Got A Hold on Me") / (writer: "Something's Got A Hold on Me")
 2012 Byzantium (performer: "Don't Cry Baby")
 2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (writer: "Good Feeling")
 2010/I Burlesque (performer: "Tough Lover") / (writer: "Something's Got a Hold on Me", "Tough Lover")
 2010 Frankie & Alice (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2009 A Single Man (performer: "Stormy Weather" (1933))
 2009 V.O.S. (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2008 My Best Friend's Girl (performer: "At Last")
 2008 The Broken (performer: "At Last")
 2007 Perfect Stranger (performer: "Don't Cry Baby")
 2007 What Love Is (performer: "Something's got a hold on me") / (writer: "Something's got a hold on me")
 2006 Inland Empire (performer: "At Last")
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (performer: "A Sunday Kind of Love")
 2006 Phat Girlz (performer: "At Last")
 2005 Little Manhattan (performer: "At Last")
 2005 Monster-in-Law (performer: "Tell Mama")
 2002 The Tuxedo (performer: "At Last")
 2001 Angel Eyes (performer: "Only Time Will Tell")
 2001 See Spot Run (performer: "At Last")
 2000 Reindeer Games (performer: "At Last")
 2000 It Had to Be You (performer: "At Last")
 1999 La bûche (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1999 See You in Hell, My Darling (performer: "I Found Love")
 1999 The Hurricane (performer: "In the Basement")
 1999 American Pie (performer: "At Last")
 1999 The Other Sister (performer: "At Last")
 1999 This Year's Love (performer: "Stop the Wedding")
 1998 Pleasantville (performer: "At Last")
 1998 Living Out Loud (performer: "At Last")
 1998 Jane Austen's Mafia! (performer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me") / (writer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me")
 1998 Kissing a Fool (performer: "At Last")
 1996 Caught (lyrics: "One Day One Step at a Time")
 1995 Father of the Bride Part II (performer: "At Last")
 1995 How to Make an American Quilt (performer: "At Last")
 1994 Blue Sky (performer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me") / (writer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me")
 1992 Sister Act (performer: "Roll With Me Henry") / (writer: "Roll With Me Henry")
 1991 Only the Lonely (performer: "I'VE GOT DREAMS TO REMEMBER")
 1990 Bad Influence (performer: "OUT OF THE RAIN") / (producer: "OUT OF THE RAIN")
 1989 The Delinquents (performer: "Roll With Me Henry") / (writer: "Roll With Me Henry" - as James)
 1989 Rooftops (performer: "Avenue D")
 1989 Tap (performer: "Baby What You Want Me To Do")
 1988 Rain Man (performer: "At Last" (1941))
 1985 Back to the Future (performer: "THE WALLFLOWER (DANCE WITH ME HENRY)" (1955)) / (writer: "THE WALLFLOWER (DANCE WITH ME HENRY)" (1955))
 1984 Heartbreakers (arranger: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More") / (performer: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More") / (producer: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More") / (writer: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry (lyrics: "Dance With Me, Henry") / (music: "Dance With Me, Henry")
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Other Works:

Single: "Would It Make Any Difference To You" / "How Do You Speak To An Angel" (Argo Records) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


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[on her music] A lot of people think the blues is depressing but that's not the blues I'm singing. When I'm singing blues, I singing life. People can't stand to listen to the blues, they've got to be phonies. See more »


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