Ray Charles

Ray Charles

American, Musician
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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "the Genius". Charles was blinded during childhood due to glaucoma.

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Full name at birth
Raymond Charles Robinson
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Claim to fame
"Hit The Road Jack" (1961).
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Date of birth
23 September 1930
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Place of birth
Albany, Georgia, USA
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Date of death
10 June 2004
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Age
73 (age at death)
Place of death
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Acute Liver Failure
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Resting place
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Occupation
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Composer
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 9" (175 cm)
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Weight
176 lbs (79.8 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Baritone Voice
  • Affable Smile
  • Dry humor
  • Always wore jet dark sunglasses
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Net worth
$100,000,000 USD
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High school
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine, Florida, USA
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