James Brown

James Brown

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

James Brown's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Soul Train TV Show
Soul Train
 

Main Movie Roles

2002 - The New Guy
2002 - The Tuxedo
2002 - Undercover Brother
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

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
2
Lou De Long
1
Himself (Voiced)
1
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself - Musical Guest
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • 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).
  • Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
  • 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.
  • Brown's hit singles like "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" and "Funky President" galvanized black youth during the turbulent '70's.
  • Singer, songwriter, band leader and record producer.
  • In 1991, the Techno group L.A. Style released a highly irreverent and controversial single entitled "James Brown Is Dead". There were two songs quickly made in response: "James Brown Is Still Alive" by Holy Noise, and "Who the F*** Is James Brown?" by Traumatic Stress.
  • Record holder for the artist who has charted most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever reaching #1 at that chart.


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