Otis Redding (1941–1967)

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Otis Redding was born on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Otis Ray Redding Jr. He is known for his work on Top Gun (1986), Mr. Nobody (2009) and Road House (1989). He was married to Zelma Atwood. He died on December 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. See full bio »

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Top Gun Soundtrack
Mr. Nobody Soundtrack
Road House Soundtrack
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack


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 2021 Du' Brothers: (Sittin on) the dock of the bay (Music Video) (composer)
 1994 Food Rocks (Short) (writer: Respect)
 1991 Robert Palmer: Dreams to Remember (Music Video)
 1989 The Black Crowes: Hard to Handle (Music Video)
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A musical based on his life, "The Otis Redding Story," was performed at the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy Tillman was musical director. See more »

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2 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)


Zelma Atwood  (his death)  (3 children)

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I love England from head to toe. I love the weather, the people. I was there in the summer and it was nice. The people are so groovy. See more »


Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994. See more »


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