73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Glastonbury
2002 - Undercover Brother
2002 - The New Guy
2002 - The Tuxedo
1998 - Holy Man
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1996 - When We Were Kings
1985 - Rocky IV
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1980 - The Blues Brothers
Guest TV Roles
Lou De Long
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
- In live shows, Brown would sometimes add the "I got ya" lyric in a song when he caught a musician making a mistake.
- Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1501 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
- A life-size bronze statue of Brown was unveiled in his honor by the Reverend 'Al Sharpton' (qv) in Augusta, east Georgia. The statue was supposed to be unveiled in May 2004, for Brown's 71st birthday, but the city postponed the ceremony because the entertainer was facing domestic violence charges for pushing and threatening his wife, 'Tommy Rae Brown' (qv) [7 May 2005].
- Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Augusta's 9th street was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" by the city's mayor Charles DeVaney (11 November 1993).
- He was voted the 7th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
- Was a friend of 'Elvis Presley' (qv).