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Jackie Wilson (I) (1934–1984)

Jackie "Sonny" Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Highland Park, the only son of Jack and Eliza Mae Wilson from Columbus, Mississippi. His father was an alcoholic and constantly unemployed, and his mother, who had lost two earlier children, doted on Jackie and became a powerful influence in his life. He began to sing at an early ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 49) in New Jersey, USA

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Known For

Coming to America Soundtrack
(1988)
Ghostbusters II Soundtrack
(1989)
Date Night Soundtrack
(2010)
Death to Smoochy Soundtrack
(2002)

Filmography

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 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!
Audience Member in Club (uncredited)
 1961-1962 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #15.37 (1962) ... Singer
- Episode #15.19 (1962) ... Singer
- Episode #14.33 (1961) ... Singer
- Episode #14.21 (1961) ... Singer
 1961 Teenage Millionaire
Jackie Wilson - Performer
 1959 Go, Johnny, Go!
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "You Better Know It" / "Never Go Away" (Brunswick Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Portrayals | See more »

Official Sites:

Last.fm | MySpace | See more »

Spouse:

Harlean Harris  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Relatives:

Levi Stubbs (cousin)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A lot of people have accused [Elvis Presley] of stealing the black man's music, when in fact almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis.

Trivia:

Shortly before his heart attack in 1975, he appeared in concert on U.S. Public Broadcasting's Soundstage (1974). See more »

Trademark:

Usually removes his tie and jacket and throwing them off the stage See more »

Nickname:

The Black Elvis-Jackie Wilson See more »

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