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David Ruffin (I) (1941–1991)

The man most of us know by his unmistakable, calming yet disturbed raspy voice was born Davis Eli Ruffin on January 18, 1941, in Whynot, Mississippi. His father, Eli Ruffin, was a Baptist minister. Only months after his birth his mother Ophelia Ruffin died, and his father later remarried, to a schoolteacher. David began singing and touring at a ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Addiction Soundtrack
(1995)
Skeppsholmen Soundtrack
(1967)
The Temptations Man in Coppa Cabana
(1998)

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Man in Coppa Cabana
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Man in Coppa Cabana
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Man in Coppa Cabana
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: Sang lead on The Temptations' hit "My Girl" (Gordy Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Temptations

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

Most of my life, I've been on my own, trying to do my thing. Everybody has to go out and face the reality of life. That's what everybody's got to do, do you own thing. Strength is your own thing. See more »

Trivia:

Worked up such a sweat recording the song "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" that, according to Otis Williams, his glasses were falling off his face. See more »

Trademark:

His black rimmed glasses See more »

Nickname:

Ruff

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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