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Overview (4)

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Died in Detroit, Michigan, USA  (apparent suicide)
Nicknames Smut
Poopie
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Williams was born on July 2, 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He was married to Mary. He died on August 17, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Spouse (1)

Mary (? - 17 August 1973) (his death) (6 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Baritone singing voice

Trivia (6)

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Temptations).
Suffered from sickle-cell anemia and alcoholism, which eventually forced him to retire from touring with The Temptations.
Was good friends with Eddie Kendricks. They grew up together and were part of a singing group called the Primes before joining Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin to form The Temptations.
Functioned as the choreographer for The Temptations in the early phase of their career.
The Temptations were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Is portrayed by Christian Payton, in The Temptations biographical miniseries The Temptations (1998).

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