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Overview (5)

Born in Union Springs, Alabama, USA
Died in Birmingham, Alabama, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameEdward James Kendrick
Nickname Cornbread
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eddie Kendricks was born on December 17, 1939 in Union Springs, Alabama, USA as Edward James Kendrick. He was married to Patricia Kendrick. He died on October 5, 1992 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Spouse (1)

Patricia Kendrick (? - 1975) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Falsetto singing voice

Trivia (7)

Despite knowing that he would be arrested for back child support if he returned to Michigan, he attended David Ruffin's funeral in 1991 and was arrested right after the graveside service.
Was close, longtime friends with his fellow The Temptations singer Paul Williams. They grew up together and were in a band called the Primes before joining Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin to create The Temptations.
Disliked the "psychdelic soul" music that The Temptations began singing in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This was one of the reasons why he eventually left the group.
Is portrayed by Terron Brooks in The Temptations' 1998 TV miniseries, The Temptations (1998).
The Temptations were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Uncle of Jamaul Kendrick.
Father of Aika Kendrick, and Paul Kendrick.

Personal Quotes (1)

I don't really know what a superstar is. I don't think you could ever become a superstar - they call you what they want to call you - but I don't think you could ever become a superstar because that means you have made it. You have achieved it all. I don't think I want to get that big. I don't want to blow myself out of proportion. That's too heavy a cross to bear.

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