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Etta James (1938–2012)


Etta James was born on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jamesetta Hawkins. She was married to Artis Mills. She died on January 20, 2012 in Riverside, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Back to the Future
Back to the Future Soundtrack
(1985)
Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad Soundtrack
(2016)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Our Guests at Heartland
(1978)
Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games Soundtrack
(2000)

Filmography

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 2018 Evil Monkeys (TV Movie) (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2018 Lorraine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 January 2018 (2018) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2017 The Deuce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Au Reservoir (2017) ... (performer: "Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing")
 2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (performer: "At Last")
 2017 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Storm-y Weather (2017) ... (performer: "Stormy Weather")
 2015-2017 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 10 (2017) ... (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 6 (2015) ... (writer: "Something's Got a Hold on Me")
 2017 The Mick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Girl (2017) ... (writer: "At last")
 2017 Es por tu bien (writer: "Levels")
 2017 Bates Motel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dark Paradise (2017) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2017 Imposters (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My So-Called Wife (2017) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2016 Almost Christmas (performer: "The Very Thought of You ")
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (performer: "Don't Go To Strangers")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Gemma Bissix (2016) ... (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
- Edele Lynch (2016) ... (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2016 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Wanted: Dead or Alive (2016) ... (performer: "I'd Rather Go Blind" - uncredited)
 2016 Suicide Squad (performer: "I'd Rather Go Blind")
 2016 Teen Choice Awards 2016 (TV Movie) (writer: "Good Feeling")
 2016 Wimbledon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day 7 - People's Sunday, Part 1 (2016) ... (performer: "A Sunday Kind of Love" - uncredited)
 2016 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.1 (2016) ... (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2016 The Brontes at the BBC (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Just Want To Make Love To You" - uncredited)
  11.22.63 (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Rabbit Hole (2016) ... (performer: "Strange Things Happening" - uncredited) / (writer: "Strange Things Happening" - uncredited)
 2016 Firewatch (Video Game) (performer: "I'd Rather Go Blind")
 2016 The Great Everything & the Nothing (performer: "At Last")
 2015 F Is for Family (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Bleedin' in Sweden (2015) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2015 The Strain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fallen Light (2015) ... (performer: "Misty Blue" - uncredited)
 2015 Lolo (performer: "Plum Nuts")
 2015 Casualty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Forsaking All Others: Part Two (2015) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
  Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #1.8693 (2015) ... (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.8625 (2015) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.8601 (2015) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2015 Aquarius (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Why? (2015) ... (performer: "Please Come Home For Christmas")
  WPC 56 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- A Different Beat (2015) ... (performer: "The Wallflower" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Wallflower" - uncredited)
 2015 Snooker: Coral Welsh Open (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Day One - Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
 2015 Accidental Love (performer: "At Last")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- 2014 Premiere (2014) ... (performer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited) / (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
 2014 Royal Pains (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- HankMed on the Half Shell (2014) ... (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2014 Sex Tape (performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On")
 2012-2014 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "Tell Mama", "I'd Rather Go Blind")
- Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (2012) ... (performer: "Lord Don't Move That Mountain")
 2014 The Other Woman (performer: "A Sunday Kind Of Love")
 2014 Allacciate le cinture (performer: "At Last")
 2014 Eiszauber 2014: Die Magie des Eises (TV Movie) (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.15 (2009) ... (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2013 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- At Last (2013) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2013 North America (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Learn Young or Die (2013) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2013) ... (writer: "Something's Got a Hold on Me")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2006 - 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Week 4: Best Year's of Our Lives (2013) ... ("I Just Want to Make Love to You")
- Week 1: Performance Show (2013) ... (writer: "Good Feeling")
- Round Eight: The Results (2011) ... (writer: "Good Feeling")
- Round Four: Results (2009) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
- Round 3 (2008) ... (performer: "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" - uncredited)
 2013 Lotta & die frohe Zukunft (TV Movie) (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary) (performer: "Tell Mama", "I'd Rather Go Blind")
 2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Charlie and Dee Find Love (2012) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2012 Unfinished Song (performer: "Something's Got A Hold on Me") / (writer: "Something's Got A Hold on Me")
 2012 Byzantium (performer: "Don't Cry Baby")
 2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (writer: "Good Feeling")
 1996-2012 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 June 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 29 April 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 2 May 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2012 Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (performer: "A Sunday Kind of Love", "At Last")
 2012 The Block (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Red House Elimination: Night 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
- Red House Elimination: Night 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Levels" - uncredited)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.97 (2012) ... (writer: "Good Feeling" - uncredited)
 2011 Luck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (performer: "I'd Rather Go Blind" - uncredited)
 2011 Happy Endings (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Shershow Redemption (2011) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2011 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner (2011) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Documentary) (performer: "At Last")
 2010/I Burlesque (performer: "Tough Lover") / (writer: "Something's Got a Hold on Me", "Tough Lover")
 2010 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Prayer for Dick Butkus (2010) ... (writer: "Something's Got a Hold on Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blowing Smoke (2010) ... (performer: "Trust in Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Frankie & Alice (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2010 Beautiful Darling (Documentary) (performer: "My Dearest Darling")
 2009 American Dad! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shallow Vows (2009) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2005-2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Top 18 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
- Top 14 (2005) ... (performer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On")
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (performer: "At Last")
 2009 A Single Man (performer: "Stormy Weather" (1933))
 2009 V.O.S. (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- In the Stars (2009) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Contamination (2009) ... (performer: "Something's Got a Hold On Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Something's Got a Hold On Me" - uncredited)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 (2008) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2008 My Best Friend's Girl (performer: "At Last")
 2008 The Broken (performer: "At Last")
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unconfirmed Reports (2008) ... (performer: "Don't Cry Baby")
 2008 Bloedbroeders (performer: "At Last")
 2007 Eterna Magia (TV Series) (performer: "At Last")
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lost & Found (2007) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2007 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song (2007) ... (performer: "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me")
 2007 Perfect Stranger (performer: "Don't Cry Baby")
 2007 What Love Is (performer: "Something's got a hold on me") / (writer: "Something's got a hold on me")
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- No Way Out (2007) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2003-2007 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Wife Aquatic (2007) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
- The Strong Arms of the Ma (2003) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2006 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack Revisited (2006) ... (performer: "Tell Mama" - uncredited)
 2006 Inland Empire (performer: "At Last")
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (performer: "A Sunday Kind of Love")
 2006 Phat Girlz (performer: "At Last")
 2005 Bang Bang Orangutang (performer: "At Last")
 2005 Little Manhattan (performer: "At Last")
 2005 Monster-in-Law (performer: "Tell Mama")
 2005 Alias (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Authorized Personnel Only: Part 1 (2005) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2004 The Long Firm (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ruby's Story (2004) ... (performer: "Fool That I Am" - uncredited)
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sentimental Education (2004) ... (performer: "The Blues Is My Business")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "I'd Rather Go Blind")
 2003 Chocolate com Pimenta (TV Series) (performer: "Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)")
 2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Maid Man (2003) ... (performer: "At Last" - uncredited)
 2002 The Tuxedo (performer: "At Last")
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (performer: "At Last")
 2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2002) ... (performer: "At Last")
 2002 Un paso adelante (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Volver al armario (2002) ... (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2001 Angel Eyes (performer: "Only Time Will Tell")
 2001 See Spot Run (performer: "At Last")
 2000 Reindeer Games (performer: "At Last")
 2000 It Had to Be You (performer: "At Last")
 1999 Amateur Night (Short) (performer: "Damn Your Eyes")
 1999 La bûche (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 1999 Tha se do stin Kolasi, agapi mou (performer: "I Found Love")
 1999 The Hurricane (performer: "In the Basement")
 1999 Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "AT LAST")
 1999 American Pie (performer: "At Last")
 1999 The Other Sister (performer: "At Last")
 1999 This Year's Love (performer: "Stop the Wedding")
 1998 Space Bunnies Must Die! (Video Game) (performer: "Next Door To The Blues") / (writer: "Next Door To The Blues")
 1998 Pleasantville (performer: "At Last")
 1998 Living Out Loud (performer: "At Last")
  Sex and the City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Turtle and the Hare (1998) ... (performer: "Something's Got a Hold On Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Something's Got a Hold On Me" - uncredited)
 1998 Mafia! (performer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me") / (writer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me")
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie) (performer: "Out of the Rain")
 1998 Kissing a Fool (performer: "At Last")
 1996 Caught (lyrics: "One Day One Step at a Time")
 1995 Father of the Bride Part II (performer: "At Last")
 1995 How to Make an American Quilt (performer: "At Last")
 1994 Blue Sky (performer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me") / (writer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me" - as James)
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "Baby, What You Want Me To Do")
 1992 Sister Act (performer: "Roll With Me Henry") / (writer: "Roll With Me Henry")
 1991 Only the Lonely (performer: "I've Got Dreams to Remember")
 1991 Northern Exposure (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Slow Dance (1991) ... (performer: "At last")
 1990 Bad Influence (performer: "OUT OF THE RAIN") / (producer: "OUT OF THE RAIN")
 1989 The Delinquents (performer: "Roll With Me Henry") / (writer: "Roll With Me Henry" - as James)
 1989 Rooftops (performer: "Avenue D")
 1989 Tap (performer: "Baby What You Want Me To Do")
 1988 Rain Man (performer: "At Last" (1941))
 1985 Back to the Future (performer: "THE WALLFLOWER (DANCE WITH ME HENRY)" (1955)) / (writer: "THE WALLFLOWER (DANCE WITH ME HENRY)" (1955))
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1984) (performer - 1 episode, 1984) (producer - 1 episode, 1984) (writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- Give a Little, Take a Little (1984) ... (arranger: "You Want More") / (performer: "You Want More") / (producer: "You Want More") / (writer: "You Want More")
 1984 Heartbreakers (arranger: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More") / (performer: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More") / (producer: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More") / (writer: "The Blues Don't Care", "You Want More")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 September 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Something's Got A Hold On Me")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.37 (1965) ... (writer: "Something's Got a Hold of Me (It Must Be Love)")
 1957 The Big Record (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1957) ... (writer: "Dance With Me, Henry" - uncredited)
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry (lyrics: "Dance With Me, Henry") / (music: "Dance With Me, Henry")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Losers Weepers (Part 1)" / "Losers Weepers (Part 2)" (Cadet Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Beyoncé, who played her in Cadillac Records (2008)] I can't stand Beyoncé. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #19 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful earthy voice

Nickname:

Miss Peaches See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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