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Born: June 20, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Tuskegee, Alabama, USA Profession: Music ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Pariah (1997) as The Lavender Mob
When hothead Steve's girlfriend Sam commits suicide after being raped by a gang of skinheads, Steve becomes determined to infiltrate the gang and exact revenge. Once on the inside, Steve faces head on the paranoid and brutual world of a culture driven by hatred and alienation.
2.
Preacher's Wife, The (1996) as Britsloe
The Reverend Henry Biggs is a good man who's doubtful about his ability to make a difference in his troubled community and home. Help is on the way in the form of an angel named Dudley who soon becomes the source of and solution to their problems.

Music (feature film)

3.
Blended (2014)
A man and a woman find themselves and their kids from previous marriages stuck on a resort after a horrible blind date.
4.
Great Gatsby, The (2013)
1922 New York was a city swinging to jazz rhythyms, fueled by champagne and rapid growth. In the midsty of this heady atmosphere, one young man, Nick Carraway, becomes intent on understanding the events surrounding the charismatic, wealthy and mysterious Jay Gatsby.
5.
Rio (2011)
When Blu, a male flightless macaw and the last of his kind, discovers there's another - a female - he embarks on an adventure to magical Rio. There, he meets Jewel and a menagerie of animals that help Blu fulfill his dream and learn to fly.
6.
What's Your Number? (2011)
Ally Darling reads an article that leads her to believe that one of her 20 ex-boyfriends must have been Mr. Right. So she decides to track down the past 19 guys in the hope that she will find the perfect mate that she has overlooked.
7.
Rio (2011)
When Blu, a male flightless macaw and the last of his kind, discovers there's another - a female - he embarks on an adventure to magical Rio. There, he meets Jewel and a menagerie of animals that help Blu fulfill his dream and learn to fly.
8.
Super 8 (2011)
Six friends witness a train wreck while making a super 8 movie, only to discover that something unimaginable escaped during the crash. They soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants.
9.
Zookeeper (2011)
The animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes. Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship - animal style.
10.
Duplicity (2009)
CIA officer Claire Stenwick and MI6 agent Ray Koval have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers--industry titan Howard Tully and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik--nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can't cheat their way out of: love.
11.
Couples Retreat (2009)
Four Midwestern couples embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon discover that participation in the resort's couples therapy is not optional. Sudden
12.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
When Sam Witwicky learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers, he joins Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in their epic battle against the Decepticons, who have returned stronger than ever with a plan to destroy our world.
13.
Baby Mama (2008)
Kate is a single, successful career woman who wants something more: a baby. But she gets more than she bargained for when she hires Angie, a free spirit, to be her surrogate.
14.
Baby Mama (2008)
Kate is a single, successful career woman who wants something more: a baby. But she gets more than she bargained for when she hires Angie, a free spirit, to be her surrogate.
15.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increa
16.
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Now married to Suzanne, Nick Persons has bought a quiet suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids Lindsey and Kevin. But when his new home quickly becomes a costly "fixer upper" and he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contract
17.
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Now married to Suzanne, Nick Persons has bought a quiet suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids Lindsey and Kevin. But when his new home quickly becomes a costly "fixer upper" and he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contract
18.
Phat Girlz (2006)
Jazmin Biltmore is a smart-mouthed, frustrated, plus-size, aspiring fashion designer who is obsessed with her weight and struggles to find love and acceptance in a world full of "hot bodied" babes.
19.
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
The ever-naïve Cindy Campbell, seeking a career in home healthcare, finds work with a creepy old lady in an even creepier old house haunted by a ghostly presence. Throw in a good-looking guy next door and the threat of aliens intent on global domination and Cindy's instantly up to the top of her extremely blond head in danger. Our fearless heroine catapults into action once again struggling to decipher ominous messages from the beyond, looking for love in some very weird places and trying to save the world from mass destruction. As she struggles to discover life-saving answers, Cindy encounters horrific plane crashes, bodacious blind girls, village idiots, disheveled rappers, kinky contraptions, psycho survivalists, alien sphincters and even Oprah!
20.
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future.
21.
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future.
22.
Roll Bounce (2005)
It's the summer of '78 and if you're looking for good times there is just one place to go: the local roller disco, where the music is hot, the girls are hotter, and the entire atmosphere is dynamite. It is here, under the swirling colored lights and the spinning disco ball that thousands will experi
23.
Garden State (2004) as Song ("Three Times A Lady")
Andrew Largeman shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. A moderately successful TV actor living in Los Angeles, "Large" hasn't been home to the "Garden State" in nine years. But even with 3,000 miles betwee
24.
Honey (2003) as Song ("Into You")
Honey Daniels has been waiting all her life to show the world her dance moves, and now everything she ever wanted is just a step away. For years, Honey's spirit and ambition have given her--as dancer and aspiring choreographer--the guts to move ahead, even when those who love her most have doubts ab
25.
Undercover Brother (2002) as Song ("Brick House")
With a funky sense of style, a smooth way with the ladies and an absolute hunger for justice, Undercover Brother has lived by his own rules since the day he heard his first Parliament Funkadelic groove. Fueled by the funk, he became the man he is today--Robin Hood of the 'hood, ready to step in, giv
26.
Scooby-Doo (2002) as Song ("Lil' Romeo'S B House")
Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Velma are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series a paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. Concerned that his frightfully popular resort might truly be haunted, Spooky Island owner Emile Mondavarious tries to reunite those notoriously meddling detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds. Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and possibly the world... Ruh-roh!
27.
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
An alien, sent to impregnate a human woman, learns to love and raise a family, prompting him to not want to return and exposing the alien invasion in the process.
28.
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
An alien, sent to impregnate a human woman, learns to love and raise a family, prompting him to not want to return and exposing the alien invasion in the process.
29.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) as Song ("Brick House")
Randall "Memphis" Raines long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after an ominous visit from an old friend, he finds he has no choice but to return to what he does best--stealing cars--in order to save his brother's life. It all comes down to one night, 50 cars and a mafia contract. A true automobile afficionado, Memphis has a burning passion for cars. He knows and loves every nut and bolt, every gleaming piece of chrome. Memphis is a car thief of legendary proportions. No fancy lock or alarm can stop him; your car will be there and gone in 60 seconds. Though he's always eluded the law while boosting every make and model imaginable, will his rusty skills be enough to rescue his brother from a particularly dangerous high stakes caper?
30.
Running Mates (2000)
Governor James Reynolds Pryce, a popular Democratic presidential nominee, encounters numerous personal and political challenges in choosing his running mate.<P>The Democratic National Convention has begun and Michigan Governor James Reynolds Pryce is assured of his party's nomination. He is enjoying
31.
Muppets From Space (1999) as Song ("Brick House")
The entire Muppet cast, led by Kermit and Miss Piggy, must save Gonzo and make the world safe for a friendly alien invasion.
32.
Election (1999) as Song ("Three Times A Lady")
A high school teacher meets his match in an over-achieving student politician.
33.
Home Fries (1998)
Mrs Lever is a dangerous woman. When she discovers that her husband is cheating on her she gets her two sons to scare him to death in a helicopter. The lover, Sally, works in a burger joint and is pregnant at the time of her lover's death. She also just might have heard what happened because of a freak radio signal. So one of the sons is sent undercover to find out just what she knows. While his brother and mother would be happy to see Sally dead too, Dorian falls in love with her.
34.
Fifth Element, The (1997) as Song ("All Night Long")
A cab driver in the 23rd century finds himself battling an evil force during an apocalyptic war as he tries to secure a mysterious "fifth element."
35.
My Fellow Americans (1996) as Song ("Brick House")
Two former Chief Executives, Russell Kramer and Matthew Douglas, who hate everything about each other -- but hate their lives out of the political limelight even more -- are thrown together and on the road. When a scandal brewing in the White House threatens to implicate both of them, Kramer and Douglas head out of the Beltway and into the real America to dodge the operatives who want to track them down. There, they learn a lot about the country that elected them -- a lot they never suspected -- as they get to the bottom of the scheme.
36.
Associate, The (1996) as Song ("Brick House")
Laurel Ayres is a bright financial analyst with more brains than most of her male colleagues. She's fed up with following the rules to get ahead, and when she's passed over for a well-deserved promotion, Laurel decides the fairer sex has played fair long enough. She sets about creating the perception that she's formed a partnership with a powerful financial whiz. The deception works, and while the speculators are musing about the identity of her enigmatic associate, Laurel maneuvers a number of successful financial deals and proves that men don't have a monopoly on creative enterprise.
37.
Swingers (1996)
An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It's a story told in the language of the "cocktail nation," a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that's taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead, he's found loneliness and the blues. Now, after six months of dealing with Mike, his buddy Trent and the other swingers have had enough. It's time to bring Mike back to life.
38.
Moonwalker (1989) as Song ("We Are The World")
A hero from another world rescues a group of kidnapped children.
39.
Heaven (1987) as Song Performer ("Endless Love")
40.
Heaven (1987) as Song
41.
White Nights (1985) as Song Performer ("Say You Say Me")
A top Russian ballet dancer, who defected to the US, crash lands back in his own country. The KGB throws him in Siberia to live with an American expatriate and his Russian wife as a way of convincing him to stay in his homeland.
42.
The Color Purple (1985) as Song ("Miss Celie'S Blues (Sister)")
A young African-American woman fights for independence during the early years of the 20th century.
43.
White Nights (1985) as Song
A top Russian ballet dancer, who defected to the US, crash lands back in his own country. The KGB throws him in Siberia to live with an American expatriate and his Russian wife as a way of convincing him to stay in his homeland.
44.
Last American Virgin, The (1982) as Song ("Oh No")
The misadventures of a teenager named Gary, who is mortified over the fact that he is still a virgin, and determined to change the situation.
45.
Endless Love (1981) as Song Performer ("Endless Love" "Dreaming Of You")
The obssessive love between two teens leads to disaster.
46.
Endless Love (1981) as Songs
The obssessive love between two teens leads to disaster.
47.
Thank God It's Friday (1978) as Songs ("Brickhouse" "Too Hot Ta Trot" "Easy")
Show biz hopefuls flock to the local disco in pursuit of their dreams.

Cast (special)

48.
Motown 45 (2004) as Host
Music special commemorating the 45th anniversary of Motown Records and featuring Motown recording artists as well as celebrities who have been influenced by the "Motown sound."
49.
31st Annual American Music Awards, The (2003) as Presenter
Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 31st annual American Music Awards which is held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California
50.
I Love the '80s (2002)
A fond look back at the decade that brought pop culture such varied splendor as the A-Team, Baywatch, Knight Rider, and many other things. Interviews with celebrities highlight both the good and bad of the decade. 1980 begins the American transation from disco to preppie in pop culture.
51.
VH1 Presents the '80s (2001) as Interviewee ("Hip Hop/R&B") ("Music And Politics")
Retrospective of popular music in the 1980's. The program examines how the music reflected and influenced our ideas about politics, money, technology, fashion, the media, drugs, race and sex.
52.
Great American History Quiz: America at War, The (2001)
History quiz show that tests viewers' knowledge about wartime America, from the Revolution to the Gulf War. Celebrities pose questions in categories such as War Heroes, On the Homefront, Military Intelligence and Lack of Military Intelligence.
53.
100 Greatest Dance Songs, The (2000) as Interviewee
Music special that counts down the 100 greatest dance songs.
54.
Pavarotti & Friends 99 (1999)
Opera star Luciano Pavarotti and pop artists perform in a June 1999 concert, from Italy, to raise funds for the children of Guatemala and Kosovo.
55.
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998)
Retrospective of the Motown record company, founded by Berry Gordy in 1958, which produced numerous pop records and initiated the careers of acts such as the Supremes, the Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder. Includes clips, interviews, celebrity appearances and performances.
56.
African American Salute to the Academy Awards, An (1998) as Interviewee
A retrospective of African-American Academy Award winners and a look at the role of African-Americans in the entertainment industry in 1997-98. Features interviews and clips from films produced and/or directed by African-Americans and featuring black actors.
57.
1997 World Music Awards, The (1997)
Presentation of the 1997 World Music Awards, honoring the world's best-selling contemporary artists.
58.
1996 American Music Awards (1996)
Presentation of the 23rd annual American Music Awards.
59.
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1993)
Compilation of excerpts from interviews conducted in the past 17 years by Barbara Walters in which well-known personalities discuss their experiences with love, romance relationships and marriage.
60.
American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special (1992)
A special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the long-run television series, "American Bandstand". Included are clips showcasing past musical performances and recollections by artists who appeared on the show or were influenced by it.
61.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music, The (1989)
A music special featuring the ceremony and performances taped at the twentieth anniversary of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame from the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Special guests sing and relate stories about their favorite songwriters.
62.
20th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1988)
Broadcast of the 20th annual event honoring the contribution of blacks in the entertainment industry. Also included are comedy sketches, musical performances, and the presentation of the Entertainer of the Year award to Lionel Richie.
63.
American Music Awards, The (1987)
A live telecast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles of the fourteenth annual American Music Awards presentation, honoring artists from the pop/rock, soul/rhythm & blues, and country music categories. The program also features the presentation of the Award of Merit, which is awarded this year p
64.
American Music Awards, The (1986)
A three-hour, live telecast from Los Angeles, London, Detroit, Tucson, and Hong Kong, featuring the thirteenth annual American Music Awards. Winners of awards in pop/rock, country, and soul/rhythm and blues will be announced, and more than seventy-five musical artists are expected to attend, includi
65.
Liberty Weekend (1986)
ABC's extensive coverage of "Liberty Weekend" includes over 17 hours of scheduled telecasting, beginning on July 2, 1986, with a "Liberty Weekend Preview" and ending on July 6, with the closing ceremonies from Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Other major events in the marathon coverage include the Open
66.
58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1986)
Live coverage of the fifty-eighth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
67.
20th Annual Country Music Association Awards, The (1986)
A live telecast from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, of the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
68.
Lionel Richie: The Making of Dancing on the Ceiling (1986)
A half-hour special that takes a look behind-the-scenes of the making of singer-songwriter Lionel Richie's music video "Dancing on the Ceiling."

Producer (special)

69.
Lionel Richie: The Making of Dancing on the Ceiling (1986) as Executive Producer
A half-hour special that takes a look behind-the-scenes of the making of singer-songwriter Lionel Richie's music video "Dancing on the Ceiling."

Music (special)

70.
2003 Essence Awards, The (2003) as Song Performer
The 16th Annual Essence Awards spotlight achievements by people who make a difference. Honorees include Mary J. Blige, Mos Def, Tom Joyner and Queen Latifah (the Readers Choice "Entertainer of the Year" award winner).
71.
1997 World Music Awards, The (1997) as Song Performer
Presentation of the 1997 World Music Awards, honoring the world's best-selling contemporary artists.
72.
1996 American Music Awards (1996) as Song Performer ("Don'T Want To Lose You")
Presentation of the 23rd annual American Music Awards.
73.
"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1995) as Song Performer ("We Are The World")
Documentary chronicling the 1985 recording of "We Are the World," to benefit African famine victims. Also includes footage of Harry Belafonte's fact-finding mission to see how the money could best be spent and how it has been spent.
74.
"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1995) as Song
Documentary chronicling the 1985 recording of "We Are the World," to benefit African famine victims. Also includes footage of Harry Belafonte's fact-finding mission to see how the money could best be spent and how it has been spent.
75.
Disney's DTV Doggone Valentine (1987) as Song ("Lady")
An animated special saluting man's best friend. The program features classic Disney footage from such films as "Lady and the Tramp" and "101 Dalmations," and is hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Jiminy Cricket and Ludwig Von Drake. The soundtrack for the special features various pop songs perform
76.
Disney's D-TV Valentine (1986) as Song Performer ("Hello")
Famous Disney cartoon characters salute the romance of Valentine's Day with excerpts from Disney productions accompanied by popular contemporary music and favorite standard tunes of the '50s and '60s. The program is hosted by Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Ludwig Von Drake, Jiminy Cricket, and Chip 'n D
77.
58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1986) as Song Performer ("Say You Say Me")
Live coverage of the fifty-eighth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
78.
Lionel Richie: The Making of Dancing on the Ceiling (1986) as Song ("Dancing On The Ceiling")
A half-hour special that takes a look behind-the-scenes of the making of singer-songwriter Lionel Richie's music video "Dancing on the Ceiling."

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