May. 13th, 1950
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
6' 0 1/2"
Stevie Wonder's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- Awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award, in 1999.
- At age 49 he was youngest-ever recipient in the 22-year history of Kennedy Center Honors given annually for lifetime contribution to arts and culture, presented by President 'Bill Clinton (I)' (qv) in Wash DC, Dec. 5, 1999.
- Recorded an instrumental jazz album under the name "Eivets Rednow" ("Stevie Wonder" spelled backwards).
- Voted the ninth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
- Oddly enough, two other vocalists introduced his 1973 smash hit "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (from album "Talking Book") before Wonder actually sang any lyrics. Respectively, these singers were 'James Gilstrap' (qv) and 'Lani Groves' (qv).
- Wrote the tribute for 'Mariah Carey' (qv)'s endorsement in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Artists & Entertainers section / Issue May 12, 2008).
- At the age of 17 he performed with The 'Jimi Hendrix' (qv) Experience playing drums at the BBC. (Jammin'/I was made to love her, BBC Sessions)
- Played harmonica on 'Chaka Khan (I)' (qv)'s 1984 hit "I Feel For You"