Ray Charles (I) (1930–2004)


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A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was catapulted to legendary status by the time he died in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 24 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Ray Music Department
(2004)
Gemini Man Soundtrack
(2019)
Deadpool Soundtrack
(2016)

Filmography

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 2005 Kanye West Feat. Jamie Foxx: Gold Digger (Music Video short) (stock music)
 2004/I Ray (musician: original and new recordings) / (musician: pianos)
 1992 National Memorial Day Concert (TV Special) (musical arrangement)
 1991-1992 Designing Women (TV Series) (singer - 23 episodes)
- Shades of Vanessa (1992) ... (singer: theme song)
- A Little Night Music (1992) ... (singer: theme song)
- L.A. Story (1992) ... (singer: theme song)
- I Enjoy Being a Girl (1992) ... (singer: theme song)
- All About Odes to Atlanta (1992) ... (singer: theme song)
 1991 Sesame Street: Monster in the Mirror (Music Video) (musician: keyboards)
 1984 Perry Como's Christmas in England (TV Special) (special music material/choral direction)
 1982 Gala (Documentary) (composer additional music)
 1975 Perry Como's Christmas in Mexico (TV Special) (composer: special music/choral direction)
 1970 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (TV Series) (choral arrangements - 1 episode)
- Ray Charles, Norm Crosby, Wally Cox, Anne Murray (1970) ... (choral arrangements)
 1967 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1965 The Julie Andrews Show (TV Special) (special vocal material)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (musician: vocals - uncredited)
 1965 Ballad in Blue (musical director)
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Other Works:

Finian's Rainbow (1947). Musical comedy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 40 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

USA for Africa

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Della Beatrice Howard  (divorced)  (3 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I am very into lyrics. I start with what the words are saying, what the storyline is saying, like a good script. It should really capture me, do something for me. If I don't get it, it's not going to move people, and if it's not going to move people, it's not going to happen. I don't think I'm good because I'm blind, I think I'm good because I'm good. See more »

Trivia:

He was one of the first singers to own his own master recordings and founder of Tangerine Records (1962-73). See more »

Trademark:

Gospel-rooted baritone voice See more »

Nickname:

The High Priest See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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