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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: Sang lead on The Temptations' hit "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" (Gordy 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:

[Talking about his three-year absence following the 1982 The Temptations reunion tour] Sometimes an artist is lost and needs to find a new direction for himself or his music. See more »

Trivia:

Created the four-headed microphone. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy tenor/baritone singing voice See more »

Nickname:

Ruff

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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