James Brown

James Brown

73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Born in
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
5' 6"

James Brown's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Soul Train TV Show
Soul Train

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • 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).
  • Voted the tenth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
  • (14 November 2006) Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
  • Lived in Beeach Island, South Carolina at the time of his death.
  • Rev. 'Jesse Jackson (I)' (qv) regularly visited Brown while he served time for leading the police on a car chase and other various offenses in South Carolina in 1988.
  • 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).
  • His funeral was officiated by his good friend, Rev. 'Al Sharpton' (qv).
  • He was diagnosed with heart disease in 2003.

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