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James Brown

James Brown (May 3, 1933 - December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter, eventually referred to as "The Godfather of Soul"(GFOS). Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up. He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called "the hardest-working man in show business". Brown began his professional music career in 1956 and rose to fame during the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of his thrilling live performances and string of smash hits. In spite of various personal problems and setbacks he continued to score hits in every decade through the 1980s. In addition to his acclaim in music, Brown was also a presence in American political affairs during the 1960s and 1970s.


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Born:
Apr 3, 1933 In Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
58
First Appeared:
In the movie The Forest Rangers 1942-10-21
Latest Project:
Movie James Brown - The Man, The Music & The Message 2014-11-08
Known For
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of The Music Scene
Poster of Shindig!
Filmography
Movie James Brown - The Man, The Music & The Message James Brown 2014-11-08
Movie Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Himself (archive footage) 2014-04-27
Movie The Real Rocky Himsellf (Archive Footage) 2011-10-25
Movie Soul Power Himself (archive footage) 2008-09-04
Movie James Brown Live At The Apollo '68 Himself 2008-08-05
Movie James Brown Live At The Boston Garden Himself 2008-08-05
Movie The Night James Brown Saved Boston Himself 2008-04-05
Series Web Junk 20 Unknown 2006-01-13
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie James Brown: Body Heat Himself 2004-09-28
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004-01-01
Movie James Brown: Soul Survivor Himself 2003-10-29
Movie Undercover Brother Himself 2002-05-31
Movie James Brown Live at Chastain Park Himself 2002-09-24
Movie The Tuxedo James Brown 2002-09-27
Movie The Hire: Beat the Devil Himself (as Mr. James Brown) 2002-11-22
Movie Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001-12-10
Movie The UB40: Story of Reggae Drummer 2001-08-01
Series The Hire Himself 2001-04-26
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Blues Brothers 2000 Cleophus James 1998-02-05
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie When We Were Kings Himself 1996-10-25
Series TFI Friday Unknown 1996-02-09
Movie Cincinnati's Rock 'N Roll Legends Self 1995-01-01
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Legends of Rock 'n' Roll James Brown 1989-01-01
Series Amen Unknown 1986-09-27
Series Throb Unknown 1986-09-20
Movie Rocky IV The Godfather of Soul 1985-11-21
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Doctor Detroit Bandleader 1983-05-06
Movie James Brown: Live at Montreux Himself 1981-01-01
Movie The Blues Brothers Reverend Cleophus James 1980-06-17
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1974 1974-12-22
Movie Powderkeg Sheriff Lynch 1971-04-16
Movie James Brown: Love Power Peace Himself 1971-03-08
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Movie The Phynx James Brown 1970-03-06
Series The Music Scene Unknown 1969-09-22
Series Playboy After Dark Unknown 1969-01-18
Movie Ski Party Himself (as James Brown and The Famous Flames) 1965-06-30
Movie The T.A.M.I. Show Himself (as James Brown and The Flames) 1964-12-29
Series Shindig! Unknown 1964-09-16
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Movie Gun Street Sheriff Chuck Morton 1961-11-05
Movie When the Clock Strikes Sam Morgan 1961-06-10
Movie The Sea Hornet Pete Hunter 1951-11-06
Movie Sands of Iwo Jima Pfc. Charlie Bass 1949-12-14
Movie The Younger Brothers Bob Younger 1949-05-03
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Our Hearts Were Young and Gay Avery Moore 1944-11-02
Movie The Forest Rangers George Tracy 1942-10-21