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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:

Album: "Who I Am" (Motown 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:

I don't know what kind of voice I have, I really don't. It's just about "the feeling I get for the song. See more »

Trivia:

The Temptations were voted the 67th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone. See more »

Trademark:

His black rimmed glasses See more »

Nickname:

Ruff

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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