May. 13th, 1950
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
6' 0 1/2"
Stevie Wonder's Main TV Roles
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- Awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award, in 1999.
- In his acceptance speech for the Oscar for Best Song in 1984, Wonder dedicated his award to imprisoned civil rights leader 'Nelson Mandela' (qv). The South African government promptly banned Wonder's music from the country.
- 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.
- Has won 21 Grammy awards (a record for most Grammy awards)
- Has been blind since birth
- 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)
- His ex-wife, 'Syreeta' (qv), died of breast cancer in Los Angeles on July 6, 2004.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.