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John Lee Hooker (1917–2001)

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He was a composer and actor, known for Hancock (2008), The Blues Brothers (1980) and The Colony (2013). He was married to Maude Mathis, Alma Hopes and Sarah Jones. He died on June 21, 2001 in Los Altos, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Hancock Soundtrack
The Blues Brothers Street Slim
The Colony Soundtrack
Kiss the Girls Soundtrack


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 2004 Transparent (Short)
 1972 Mister Brown
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Other Works:

Single: "Roll N' Roll" / "No Friend Around" (Modern Records) See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | See more »

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Maude Mathis  (divorced)  (6 children) | See more »

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No matter what anybody says, it all comes down to the same thing. A man and a woman, a broken heart and a broken home. See more »


He passed away on the same day that legendary actor, Carroll O'Connor did. The coincidental thing about this is that their stars are right next to one another on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See more »


Tapping floor with his shoes for percussion effects while he sang his songs. See more »

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