Bill Withers (I) (1938–2020)

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bill Withers was born on July 4, 1938 in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia and was raised in the nearby town of Beckley. He was the youngest of six children of Mattie (Galloway), a maid, and William Withers, a miner. His father died when Withers was thirteen. Bill worked a series of odd jobs to... See full bio »

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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Bodyguard Soundtrack
Fallen Soundtrack
Suicide Kings Soundtrack
Paul Soundtrack


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Other Works:

CD: "Just As I Am" (CBS) (2-disc set) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)


Marcia Renee Johnson  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


Kori Withers | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I wouldn't know a pop chart from a Pop-Tart. See more »


Was working in a factory when he made his first album and didn't quit when it became successful as he didn't know how long his career would be. See more »


Smooth tenor voice

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