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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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Breakfast on Pluto
Breakfast on Pluto Soundtrack
Top of the Pops
Top of the Pops Himself / It's Wonderful
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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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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[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 »


His most famous song was "What Becomes of The Brokenhearted". See more »

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