73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Glastonbury
2002 - The Tuxedo
2002 - Undercover Brother
2002 - The New Guy
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1998 - Holy Man
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
- Receiving a Grammy three times prior (1965: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" as "Best R&B Recording, 1986 for "Living In America" as "Best Male R&B Performance" and 1991 for "Star Times" as "Best Album Notes"), he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards (25 February 1992).
- Good friends with Rev. 'Al Sharpton' (qv) since the 1970s and Rev. 'Jesse Jackson (I)' (qv) since the 1950s.
- Performed at President 'Richard Nixon' (qv)'s first inauguration on 30 January 1969.
- Due to the timing of Brown's death, there were no flights out of Atlanta to fly Brown's body up to New York for a public viewing at the Apollo Theater. The funeral director and 'Al Sharpton' (qv) opted to drive Brown's body from Atlanta to New York, instead.
- One of 5 recipients of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients were 'Carol Burnett' (qv), 'Loretta Lynn' (qv), 'Mike Nichols (I)' (qv)and 'Itzhak Perlman' (qv).
- (11 June 2001) Son, with girlfriend 'Tommy Rae Brown' (qv), James Brown II, was born.
- One of the personalities mentioned in the song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club. The others were 'Bob Marley (I)' (qv), 'Smokey Robinson' (qv), Hamilton Bohannon, 'George Clinton (I)' (qv), 'Bootsy Collins' (qv), 'Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar' (qv) and 'Robbie Shakespeare' (qv) (as Sly and Robbie), and 'Kurtis Blow' (qv).
- Coordinated his dance moves to lead his band. Each movement was actually an instruction to the band.