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Fontella Bass (1940–2012)


Fontella Bass was born on July 3, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was married to Lester Bowie. She died on December 26, 2012 in St. Louis. See full bio »

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Known For

I, Robot Soundtrack
(2004)
Sister Act Soundtrack
(1992)
A Cinderella Story Soundtrack
(2004)
Jumpin' Jack Flash Soundtrack
(1986)

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 2019 The Crown (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tywysog Cymru (2019) ... (performer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited)
 2019 The End of the F***ing World (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2019) ... (performer: "This Would Make Me Happy")
 2019 Black Lightning (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of the Blackbird (2019) ... (performer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited)
 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2017) ... (performer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lady Colin Campbell (2016) ... (performer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited)
 2012 Smitty (performer: "Rescue Me")
 2005 The X Factor UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2005) ... (writer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited)
 2005 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Performance Show: The 60's (2005) ... (writer: "Rescue Me")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular Show 6 - R&B Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Rescue Me")
 2004 A Cinderella Story (performer: "Rescue Me")
 2004 I, Robot (performer: "Rescue Me")
 2004 The Long Firm (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Teddy's Story (2004) ... (performer: "You'll Never Know" - uncredited)
  The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- John Lennon's Jukebox (2004) ... (performer: "Rescue Me") / (writer: "Rescue Me")
  ER (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Rescue Me (2000) ... (performer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited)
 2000 Ed (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Better Days (2000) ... (performer: "Rescue Me")
 2000 Best (performer: "Rescue Me")
 1998 Zingo (lyrics: "RESCUE ME") / (music: "RESCUE ME") / (performer: "RESCUE ME")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (performer: "Rescue Me")
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (performer: "Rescue Me")
 1992 Sister Act (performer: "Rescue Me")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- Denial (1991) ... (performer: "Rescue Me") / (writer: "Rescue Me")
 1990 Air America (performer: "Rescue Me")
 1990 Vital Signs (performer: "Rescue Me") / (writer: "Rescue Me")
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash (performer: "Rescue Me")
 1975 French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) (performer: "Rescue Me" - uncredited)
 1971 Sophie's Ways (performer: "Thème De Yoyo", "Thème De Céline", "Variations Sur Un Thème De Monteverdi", "Proverbes", "Thème Amour Universal", "Thème Libre") / (writer: "Thème De Yoyo", "Thème De Céline", "Variations Sur Un Thème De Monteverdi", "Proverbes", "Thème Amour Universal", "Thème Libre")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Rescue Me")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.16 (1965) ... (performer: "Jim Dandy", "Rescue Me", "Everyday I Have to Cry")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.46 (1965) ... (performer: "Rescue Me")
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Her 1965 hit "Rescue Me" (#4) was her only song to reach the top ten on the Billboard pop charts, while it went to #1 on the R&B charts. See more »

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