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David Ruffin (I) (1941–1991)

The man most of us know by his unmistakable, calming yet disturbed raspy voice was born Davis Eli Ruffin on January 18, 1941, in Whynot, Mississippi. His father, Eli Ruffin, was a Baptist minister. Only months after his birth his mother Ophelia Ruffin died, and his father later remarried, to a schoolteacher. David began singing and touring at a ... See full bio »

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 2010 Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... (performer: "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" - uncredited)
 1995 The Addiction (performer: "Addiction")
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Other Works:

Single: "Mr. Bus Driver - Hurry!" / "Knock You Out (With Love)" (Check-Mate Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Temptations

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

Most of my life, I've been on my own, trying to do my thing. Everybody has to go out and face the reality of life. That's what everybody's got to do, do you own thing. Strength is your own thing. See more »

Trivia:

Distant cousin of Melvin Franklin. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy tenor/baritone singing voice See more »

Nickname:

Ruff

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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