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Also Known As: James Solomon Mcdonald Died: October 10, 2010
Born: March 21, 1940 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA Profession:

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Solomon Burke brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In the beginning of his Hollywood career, Burke worked added music to films like the crime feature "Cool Breeze" (1972) with Thalmus Rasulala, the action flick "Hammer" (1972) with Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and the Jennifer Grey period drama "Dirty Dancing" (1987). His music also appeared in "Light of Day" (1987) with Michael J. Fox. His music also appeared on the television show "Love Thy Neighbor" (ABC, 1972-73). An an actor as well as a musician, Burke took on a part in the romance "The Big Easy" (1987) with Dennis Quaid. He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over" (2000-01) and "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: 16th Annual Induction Ceremony" (VH1, 2000-01). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "The History of Rock 'n' Roll" (1994-95). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the action picture "The Little Death" (1995) with Brent Fraser. Burke also created music for the Kirsten Dunst dramatic comedy "All I Wanna Do" (1998). Burke's music was also a part of the...

Solomon Burke brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In the beginning of his Hollywood career, Burke worked added music to films like the crime feature "Cool Breeze" (1972) with Thalmus Rasulala, the action flick "Hammer" (1972) with Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and the Jennifer Grey period drama "Dirty Dancing" (1987). His music also appeared in "Light of Day" (1987) with Michael J. Fox. His music also appeared on the television show "Love Thy Neighbor" (ABC, 1972-73). An an actor as well as a musician, Burke took on a part in the romance "The Big Easy" (1987) with Dennis Quaid. He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over" (2000-01) and "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: 16th Annual Induction Ceremony" (VH1, 2000-01). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "The History of Rock 'n' Roll" (1994-95). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the action picture "The Little Death" (1995) with Brent Fraser. Burke also created music for the Kirsten Dunst dramatic comedy "All I Wanna Do" (1998). Burke's music was also a part of the Bruce Willis action film "Unbreakable" (2000), the Samuel L. Jackson biopic drama "Coach Carter" (2005) and "Red" (2010). His music was also featured in the thriller "'71" (2015) with Jack O'Connell. Burke's music was most recently used in the Henry Cavill suspenseful adaptation "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015). In addition to his music, Burke also appeared on-screen in the documentary "Lightning in a Bottle" (2004) with Aerosmith and the documentary "Derailroaded" (2005) with Frank Zappa. Burke passed away in October 2010 at the age of 70.

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1.
 Derailroaded (2005)
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 Lightning in a Bottle (2004) Himself
3.
 Little Death, The (1995) Bandleader
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 Big Easy, The (1986) Daddie Mention
7.
 Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over (2001) Interviewee
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