Clarence Fountain (1929–2018)

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Clarence Fountain was born on November 28, 1929 in Tyler, Alabama, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Great Performances (1971), Madea Goes to Jail (2009) and The Fighting Temptations (2003). He was married to Barbara Fountain. He died on June 3, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. See full bio »

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Madea Goes to Jail Soundtrack
The Fighting Temptations The Blind Boys of Alabama
The Book of Clarence Clarence Fountain


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 2003 The Fighting Temptations
The Blind Boys of Alabama
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Gospel at Colonus (1985) ... Oedipus
Hide Hide Show Show Composer (1 credit)
 2017 The Book of Clarence (Documentary)
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 2009 Madea Goes to Jail (arranger: "Nobody's Fault but Mine")
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (arranger: "Soldier")
Hide Hide Show Show Self (8 credits)
 2018 How They Got Over (Documentary)
 2017 The Book of Clarence (Documentary)
Clarence Fountain
 2005 The Late Late Show (TV Series)
Self - The Blind Boys of Alabama
- Episode dated 29 April 2005 (2005) ... Self - The Blind Boys of Alabama (uncredited)
 2005 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #13.32 (2005) ... Self (as Blind Boys of Alabama)
 2002 Live from Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002 (TV Special documentary)
 2001 Blues Odyssey (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
- Gift Wrapped (1996) ... Self (as Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama)
 1984 On Stage America (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Self

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Blind Boys of Alabama | Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama


Barbara Fountain  (his death)

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He was a founding member and the longtime leader of the gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama. The group's only surviving founding member is Jimmy Carter. See more »

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