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Rance Allen (1948–2020)

Rance Allen was born on November 19, 1948 in Monroe, Michigan, USA. He was married to Ellen Marie Allen. He died on October 31, 2020 in Sylvania, Ohio, USA. See full bio »

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(age 71) in Sylvania, Ohio, USA

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Known For

The Five Heartbeats Soundtrack
(1991)
Wattstax Self
(1973)

Filmography

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 2006 Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan (Video documentary) (performer: "When He Returns")
 1991 The Five Heartbeats (writer: "I Feel Like Going On")
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 2021 52nd NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) (in memoriam)
 2020 29th Annual Trumpet awards (TV Special) (in memoriam)
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 2019 19th Annual African Pride Gospel SuperFest (TV Special)
Self - Lifetime Achievement Honoree
 2013-2017 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 6 October 2017 (2017) ... Self
- Episode dated 2 July 2013 (2013) ... Self (as Bishop Rance Allen)
 2017 Joyful Noise (TV Series)
Self
- Walk by Faith (2017) ... Self
 2016 Covered-Alive in Asia (Documentary)
Self
 2015 The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House (TV Special)
Self - Performer
 2015 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (TV Special)
Self - Performer
 2012 Celebration of Gospel (TV Special)
Self
 2011 Andraé Crouch: The Journey (Documentary)
Self
 2009 My Chapter and Verse (TV Series)
Self - Guest
 2009 24th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (TV Special)
Self
 2008 Stax Records 50th Anniversary Concert (TV Special)
Self
 2006 Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan (Video documentary)
Self
 2006 21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (TV Special)
Self
 2003 Soul Comes Home (TV Special)
Self
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary)
Self
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 2007 Great Performances (TV Series)
Self
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "The Best of the Rance Allen Group" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bishop Rance Allen

Spouse:

Ellen Marie Allen  (his death)
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Trivia:

He was the lead vocalist of the Rance Allen Group, founded in 1969 with his brothers Tom Allen and Steve Allen. Occasionally another brother, Esau, participated. They were known for their blend of gospel, rock, and soul. Their best-known songs include "Ain't No Need of Crying," "I Belong to You," "Do Your Will," and "Miracle Worker." They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998.

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