Little Richard (1932–2020)

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Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, the self-proclaimed "Architect of Rock 'n' Roll", traveled in his early days with the legendary vaudeville star Spencer "Snake" Anthony. One of Richard's early bands had the young, then unknown singer James Brown (the Godfather of Soul), a fourteen-year-old keyboardist named Billy Preston, ... See full bio »


(age 87) in Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA

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 2001 The Trumpet of the Swan (singer)
 1994-1997 The Magic School Bus (TV Series) (performer - 52 episodes)
- Takes a Dive (1997) ... (performer: theme song)
- In the City (1997) ... (performer: theme song)
- Gets Programmed (1997) ... (performer: theme song)
- Gets Charged (1997) ... (performer: theme song)
- Makes a Stink (1997) ... (performer: theme song)
 1994 Food Rocks (Short) (writer: Tutti Frutti - uncredited)
 1990 Status Quo: The Anniversary Waltz - Part One (Video short) (song: "Lucille")
 1990 Red Pepper (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
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Other Works:

Album: "The Second Coming" (Reprise Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Little Richard and Choir


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Ernestine Campbell  (divorced)  (1 child)

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I'm a conductor of revivals. The only minister in the whole package. Little Richard, the evangelist. See more »


Had six brothers: Horace "Tony" Penniman, Walter Penniman, Robert Penniman, Charles Penniman Jr., Marquette Penniman and Peyton Penniman. See more »


His wide beaming smile See more »


The Bronze Liberace See more »

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