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Jimmy Ruffin (1936–2014)

Jimmy Ruffin was born on May 7, 1936 in Collinsville, Mississippi, USA as Jimmy Lee Ruffin. He died on November 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Rae: Part 2 (2013) ... (performer: "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" - uncredited)
 2011 Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (Documentary) (performer: "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted")
 2009 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #35.5 (2009) ... (performer: "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" - uncredited)
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto (performer: "Tell Me What You Want" (1974)) / (writer: "Tell Me What You Want" (1974))
 1998 Drop the Dead Donkey (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Final Chapter (1998) ... (performer: "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted")
 1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1990) ... (performer: "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" - uncredited)
 1970-1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 May 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Hold On to My Love")
- Episode dated 1 May 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Hold on to My Love")
- Episode dated 26 March 1970 (1970) ... (performer: "Farewell is a Lonely Sound")
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 2011 Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (Documentary) (with thanks to)
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 2009 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series)
Himself (also Interview)
- Episode #35.5 (2009) ... Himself (also Interview)
 1986 Come Dancing (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1970-1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
Himself / How sweet it is
- Episode dated 1 May 1980 (1980) ... Himself
- Episode dated 10 September 1970 (1970) ... How sweet it is
- Episode dated 26 March 1970 (1970) ... Himself
 1974 Twiggs (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Himself
 1972 The Dave Cash Radio Show (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Singer
- Episode #1.11 (1972) ... Himself
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Himself - Singer
 1971 It's Lulu (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.6 (1971) ... Himself
 1970 Disco 2 (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 7 February 1970 (1970) ... Himself
 1969 Decidedly Dusty (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Himself
 1969 Beat-Club (TV Series)
- Episode #1.46 (1969)
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 1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 15 May 1980 (1980) ... Himself
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Talking about the success of 'What Becomes of the Broken Hearted']: "I didn't go back to the motor company, I can tell you that." See more »

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Distant cousin of The Temptations' bass singer, Melvin Franklin. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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