73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
- Was a friend of 'Elvis Presley' (qv).
- Insisted on using the title Mr. or Ms. for everyone in his band. He felt it was a sign of respect if people called each other by their proper title.
- 28 January 2004 - Arrested for allegedly pushing his wife at their South Carolina home. Brown later filed for an annulment of their marriage.
- Performed at President 'Richard Nixon' (qv)'s first inauguration on 30 January 1969.
- Life-long friend of 'Little Richard' (qv), since they were both teenagers.
- He served 26 months in prison for leading police on a high speed chase in Georgia in 1988.
- Voted the tenth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.